Hala Sultan Tekke, Larnaka City

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#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Larnaka District
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. To visit Hala Sultan Tekke and other attractions in Larnaka City, use our Larnaka City tour app .
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  • As I understand it, this is one of the top ten important sites in Islam. Mohammad's wet nurse was here. It's a beautiful mosque in any event and right next to the salt flats with gorgeous pink flaming...  more »
  • The side of the mosque in a large barn with no two walls lives several hundred cats a variety of coloring. Who loves cats can buy food and feed them.
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  • This quiet mosque, next to the salt lake in Larnaca, houses the tomb of Umm Haram and is considered the third-most holy place for Muslims. There is also a small Bronze Age site nearby.  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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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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