Sacred Sites in Saudi Arabia
Below is an illustrated index of the sacred sites and religious places in Saudi Arabia profiled so far on Sacred Destinations, listed in alphabetical order by name. Please note this list is far from comprehensive - many more great sites remain to be added. You can also view these sites on an interactive map of Saudi Arabia.
Al-Masjid al-Haram (The Holy Mosque)Mecca, Saudi ArabiaThe holiest mosque in the world, the Haram Mosque has been much expanded from its original 7th-century form. Today it can accommodate up to 820,000 worshippers in air-conditioned comfort.
The Ka'baMecca, Saudi ArabiaThe Ka'ba is believed to have been built by Abraham and his son Ishmael. Enshrining a sacred stone, it is said to be first place on earth that was created. It is the directional focus of worldwide Muslim prayers.
The Prophet's MosqueMedina, Saudi ArabiaThis huge mosque stands over the site of the Prophet Muhammad's house and tomb and is the second holiest mosque in the world after al-Haram in Mecca.