Pinsteps. Spanish Mosque, Begumpet

The Spanish Mosque, also known as Masjid Iqbal Ud Daula or Aiwan-E-Begumpet, is a unique and historic mosque located in Begumpet, Hyderabad, India. It stands out due to its distinct architectural style, which is unlike most other mosques in the country.

The mosque was built in 1906 by Nawab Sir Iqbal Ud Daula, who was the son-in-law of the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad. The architecture of the mosque reflects Moorish style, which is common in Spain and North Africa, and it is this unique architecture that gives the mosque its name.

One of the most striking features of the Spanish Mosque is its spires instead of the typical domes seen in most mosques. This feature gives it a resemblance to the churches and cathedrals seen in Spain. It also has ornamental arches, exquisite stucco decoration, and a beautiful courtyard. The mosque can accommodate about 3000 worshippers at a time.

The mosque was initially private property of the Paigah family, but later it was opened to the public. It was declared a heritage site by the Heritage Conservation Committee of the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority.

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