Hala Sultan Tekke, Larnaca

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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. To visit Hala Sultan Tekke and other attractions in Larnaca, use our Larnaca tour app .
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  • I have been wondering to visit here for many years.In the entrance cats are welcoming you (lots of cats maybe 30/40,not kidding)Garden was full of flowers which were colourful.While entering the Tekke...  more »
  • If you are already at the salt lake, go and see the mosque. The place is well maintained. But it is not interesting enough to go especially there. No historical info about this place is shown on site.  more »
  • Hala sultanTekke (Mosque) - built in the 18th century - is the main place of Muslim pilgrimage to Cyprus - overlooking the West Bank of the Lake salty near Larnaca (2nd largest lake dirty Larnaca). A peaceful place to visit without hesitation.
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  • Hala Sultan Tekke is very important for the Muslims and used visiting and praying. It is wonderful place for visiting and realizing different caltures in Cyprus. O still do not understand the reason of so many beautiful cats around Hala Sultan Tekke.
  • Nice place, shows the history and culture of the city It could use a lot of improvement though to make it more suitable for tours A small place but very clean and spiritually enriching Has public toilets for visitors also And you can use water at the ablution spot to wash up and clean your hands after you play with the cats Cats, plenty of cats, perfect for cat lovers :)) Has parking
  • Well worth a visit. But most tourist come to visit the colony of cats. Locals come and feed them. The Mosque is also ok.
  • A little cute place with a nearby dried out lake. It was an experience to walk through somewhere there water had been before .
  • 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!

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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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