Mecca Masjid Overview

Ranked 16 of 410 sightseeing in Hyderabad

Mecca Masjid is a popular sightseeing attraction of Hyderabad which is situated towards the south-west of Charminar, at a distance of about 150 meters. Mecca Masjid of Hyderabad is famous for its splendid architecture.

Mecca Masjid is considered as the oldest and the biggest of all mosques in Hyderabad. The construction of this mosque began in 1617 by Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah. But it was Aurangazeb, the Mughal Emperor, who completed the construction of this mosque in the year 1694. Mecca Masjid was named so since the bricks for the central arch of this mosque were brought from Mecca.

The main feature of Mecca Masjid is its hall which is about 23 meters high, 67 meters wide and 55 meters long. The three walls of this huge hall are supported by fifteen arches, five arches each. Each of the fifteen arches is portrayed with sermons from the Holy Book of Quran. It is said that the hall of Mecca Masjid can accommodate about 10,000 people at a time during worship.

There is a pond within the complex with seating arrangements at the edges. There is also a room in the courtyard that stores holy relics, among which the most important is the hair of Prophet Mohammed.
 

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What travellers are saying about Mecca Masjid

Experience scale
  • Excellent 5
  • Good 3
  • Very Good 2
  • Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Below Average 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Saturday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Sunday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
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Famous for:
Mosques
Entry:
free
Not Allowed:
Pets
80% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Ashish Gupta

Ashish Gupta3.6/5

15 reviews

Good place for leisure.

The place is very clean and doesn't disappoint. There is a place for feeding pigeons and also houses resting place. Though we weren't allowed inside of the masjid, the masjid is an architectural beauty and vast. There is no entry fee and it just beside the Charminar.
  • Good place for leisure.
  • Good place for leisure.
  • Good place for leisure.

Shakeel Shaik

Shakeel Shaik5.0/5

1 review

Peaceful and historical place of Hyderabad

Excellent place for visiting and to offer prayers and see the historical art of Nizam's construction. We can also see Charminar from this site. We have a Unani Hospital near to this Masjid.
  • Peaceful and historical place of Hyderabad

Ehtesham Uddin

Ehtesham Uddin4.6/5

1 review

Must vist place in Hyderabad

The best thing to see in the Hyderabad is Mecca Masjid and the Charminar. Architecture of the Mecca Masjid is awesome and it is situated in the middle of the city. The Masjid is around 400 years old and the structure of the Masjid is awesome.

Afzal Khan

Afzal Khan5.0/5

2 reviews

Historical architecture and worth seeing

Feels like I am back in Ancient Times by seeing its making, architecture designs. We can't imagine how they build this much heights and wonderful design's. And the best part of this mosque is its "Pendulum Watch" which is in working condition till date without any external force or source. It's really worth seeing place which is a mystery for visitors.

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

2803 reviews

Heritage Building

Mecca Masjid is a heritage building surrounded by Laad Baazar, Charminar and closed to the Chawmahlla Palace. Mohammad Qutub Quli Shah brought the soil from Mecca and bricks were commissioned and used in the central Arch of the Mosque, hence named Mecca Masjid. Mohammad Qutub Quli Shah Personally laid the foundation stone and later it was completed by Mughal Empire Aurangzeb.
  • Heritage Building

Robin Aggarwal

Robin Aggarwal4.3/5

75 reviews

Please don't leave this place if you are nearby Charminar

Nice architecture nearby Charminar. Don't leave this place if you are visiting Charminar. It will not take much time but you will feel good with peace and pigeons around.Visited March 2015.

Abid Hussain

Abid Hussain5.0/5

2 reviews

Best place in Hyderabad

This one of the oldest place in Hyderabad. It is near to Charminar, this is a majid. A holy place of muslim. I love to see it from inside lots of shops are there attached to this. So many pigeons are there, eats the food provided by the visitors and the authority. It looks lovely to see it.

Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan3.2/5

420 reviews

Magnificent

It is at the centre of city. Just see from the taxi, appreciate the magnificence and proceed to Chowmahalla. No need at all to get down. I don't know why it is listed as attractions.

Zia Uddin

Zia Uddin3.6/5

2 reviews

One of the historic oldest mosque

Once I happen to travel across Charminar, then I suddenly saw one among the oldest mosque in Hyderabad MECCA MASJID, it was beautiful but it didn't came over to my expectations. It need to be beautiful as it was in the olden days, I want to visit the historic places which looks as they were built now.

Varshitha Sama

Varshitha Sama4.3/5

14 reviews

Mecca Masjid is not just history

This 400 year old Masjid is shaan of Hyderabad. It reminds us of the legacy of greatness of our muslim brothers and you would be surprised to know that the construction took 77 years. No entry fee, but tight security now a days, drops your belongings and bags at security locker. Take photographs of the enriched heritage. There are a lot of pigeons that flock around.

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Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad

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Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad
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Charminar is best place to visit in nightouts
Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad

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G.hema sai

Charminar is best place to visit in nightouts