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Hala Sultan Tekke, Larnaka City

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See Hala Sultan Tekke, an Islamic complex with a mosque, mausoleum, and a cemetery located alongside a salt lake. The cemetery dates back to the Bronze Age, two millennia BCE. According to popular belief, the remains of the Prophet Mohammed's foster mother also lies at the site. For that reason, it is considered one the highly sacred Muslim shrines of the world. Admire the pristine setting of the lake and the complex's subtropical landscape. Take a look at our Larnaka City trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Hala Sultan Tekke and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Visited as part of a tour the building is pretty and very serene but that's all. Around the area cats have been left to breed uncontrolled which is a shame in this day and age. The views of the salt f...  more »
  • This shrine is on the west bank of the Salt Lake. Hala Sultan was the wife of Ubada bin Al-Samit who led the first invasion by sea of muslims. Her tomb is behind the mosque wall of the qibla. There ar...  more »
  • The place is isolated, free from noise and close to Larnaca airport. Read some history so you'll enjoy. Feel the serenity / calmness at the place. Usually not crowded unless some group tour. So you ca...  more »
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  • A holy place for Muslim religion, with a positive energy felt by any man, regardless of religion, when he steps into the mosque. Certainly the woman who is buried there is a saint and she pours her positive energy on any man, regardless of religion. An objective that should not be missed if you visit Larnaca!
  • Beautiful well preserved site. Ask the guard to see the visitor guide in English to try before you buy and get some context, 5 euros 15 to keep it. Scarves available to borrow for non Muslim visitors. Visitor toilets available. Great spot to view the flamingos on the salt lake, also a wide variety of cats available.
  • If you are an animal lover, stop by the local market and grab a big bag of cat food to bring with you! There are a ton of cats here (over 50!) and they are very friendly and hungry, they would love a visit, and it's really fun to pour out a bag of food for them after going into the mosque and seeing the lovely views of the lake.
  • One of the most sacred places for Muslims in the world. Wonderful place, located on the shores of the salty limasn. Surrounded by greenery exudes tranquility. On the way to the mosque has a great walk with picnic areas and opportunities to observe the colony of pink flamingos.
  • An interesting visit, though would only plan an hour at the most visiting here as not large grounds and not much information so found myself back out in 20 mins

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Where to stay in Larnaka City

A small city, Larnaka's activity and accommodations center around its palm tree-lined seafront. Hotels and apartments on or near the busy main promenade provide easy access to the beach and the area's most popular restaurants; however, this convenience often comes with an increased price tag. Budget-conscious visitors should look for a room on the outskirts, where most of the city's main attractions will still be within walking distance (generally involving a pleasant stroll along the beach), although popping back to your room for forgotten beach supplies will not be as easy.
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