- Presents the most real architectural value of the buildings of the Qutub Shahi period.
- Built in A.D. 1591 in Hyderabad.
- The Char Minar is a triumphal archway, built for a purpose similar to the Teen Darwaza in Ahmedabad.
- It is a square in plan and measures 100' side.
- The minars, one in each corner are 186' high.
- The ground storey consists of large archways on each side, each having a span of 36'. Above the arches, the upper storeys show first a triforium, surmounted by a smaller arcade and a perforated balustrade above.
- The building displays the showily attractive character of the buildings of this period and style and a superfluous application of detail.