Bijapur Jama Masjid, built between 1557 and 1686, is the largest and the first constructed mosque in Bijapur
. One of the finest mosques in India, it is a massive structure with huge onion-shaped domes.
It was constructed during the period of Adil Shah I, a ruler of Adil Shahi Kingdom, to commemorate the Talikota victory. Later during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, many alterations were made and a gateway was erected on the eastern side. He also painted the floor with 2,250 squares for the worshippers.
Jama Masjid holds a copy of Koran, written in gold. It also has a large hall that is divided into 45 compartments. The Barah Cummon created with twelve interleaving arches is where programs are staged.
The masjid is easily approached from the Bijapur Railway Station, situated about 2 km east of the town center.