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. 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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  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 11, 2017
    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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  • August 10, 2017
    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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  • June 14, 2017
    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!
  • February 23, 2017
    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.
  • February 19, 2017
    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.
  • January 29, 2017
    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.
  • March 16, 2017
    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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