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The Charminar is a historical monument that was built in 1591 CE. It is also a mosque located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Charminar is among the most recognized structures of India. It is on the east bank of Musi river. To the northeast lies the Laad Bazaar and in the west end lies the granite-made richly ornamented Makkah Masjid.

The English name is a transliteration and combination of the Urdu words Chār and Minar, translating to "Four Towers"; the eponymous towers are ornate minarets attached and supported by four grand arches.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) are the custodians of Charminar.

The Charminar was shut for two days for visitors on December 6 and 7 in 2012 on the 20th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition./p>

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