Live Stream Kaaba, Masjid al-Haram, Mecca
The webcam shows the Kaaba at the Al-Haram Mosque in the city of Meka, Saudi Arabia.
The Kaaba is the most sacred site in Islam, located in the center of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, also known as the Great Mosque of Mecca. It is the center of Islam and the main place for pilgrimage during the Hajj. The Kaaba is translated from Arabic as “cube house”, the Kaaba has the shape of a cube. The height of the Kaaba is 13.1 m, length 11 m, and width 12.8 meters. The Kaaba comprises of blocks of granite stones from Mecca perched on a marble foundation. Outside, the Kaaba is covered with a kiswa – a special blanket of black silk. Kiswa changes once a year, on the 9/10 day of the month of Hajj according to the Islamic calendar. During the hajj, the space around the Kaaba in the inner courtyard of the Mosque al-Haram is completely filled and often the number of believers exceeds a million people at a time. In the eastern corner of the Kaaba, there is the Black Stone, which is the most important sacred object in Islam.