Believed to be the largest mosque in the twin cities, Mecca Masjid claims to be able to accommodate about 10,000 people at a time during the prayer. Though Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah started the construction of the structure in 1617, it was the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who actually completed it in 1694. Its huge columns and stately arches are built using single slabs of granite. It is said that a few bricks brought from Mecca were implanted in the walls of its main arch, hence the name. The tombs of the Asaf Jahi kings can be found near the mosque.