The Charminar ("Four Minarets"), constructed in 1591, is a monument and mosque.It is situated on the east bank of Musi river.
it is widely accepted that charminar was built at the center of the city, to commemorate the eradication of "plague". As Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah had prayed for the end of a plague that was ravaging his city and vowed to build a Mosque at the very place where he prayed.This is further proved by the presence of cat face sculptures on charminar.
Just nearby charminar,there is the famous Mecca masjid.Mecca Masjid is one of the largest mosques not just in India but also in the world.Mecca Masjid construction was started by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah in the year of 1614.This mosque is also believed to have some more sacred relics. For instance, according to some, it has the hair of Prophet Muhammed. However, the construction was completed in 1687 by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, after he took over the Golconda Kingdom. It has been repaired many times after that.