Check Out This Spanish Mosque In Begumpet For Its Unusual Architecture And History
What Makes It Awesome?
Built in 1906 by Viqar-Ul-Umra (who also built the Falaknuma Palace), the Spanish Mosque is evidently a unique piece of architecture in Hyderabad. Unlike the bulbous domes characteristic of regular mosques, it has Moorish architecture along with aspects of Islamic design. The minarets have spirals, and the centre has the crescent moon. The mosque can apparently host about 2,000 people at once and holds the graves of the members of the Paigah family. Architecture enthusiasts will certainly enjoy being at this mosque as nowhere else in the city can they find a monument that is such a magnificent fusion of Moroccan and European elements. Another astonishing fact about this mosque is that it was built without an ablution area. Women too can enter the place with prior permission and ethnic clothing.
Make sure to explore this treasured piece from the ancient times, and absorb its beauty which has been thankfully maintained over the years.