Mecca Masjid

Mecca Masjid (Makkah Masjid) – a congregational mosque in the old city of Hyderabad, one of the largest mosques in India (capacity of 20,000 people), built between the 16th-17th centuries, with some bricks (in the central arch) made from the soil from Mecca, the holiest site of Islam. At the entrance to the country yard there is a building with the tombs of the 2nd to 6th Nizams of Hydarabat (the Asaf Jahi dynasty rulers).

August 2016


Charminar and the Old City | Chowmahalla Palace | Purani Haveli – Nizam’s Museum

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