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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  • Beautiful mosque, visited. There is a small park with lush tangerine or orange trees. Wonderful fragrance. In the parking lot, hundreds of cats! If I knew they had seized food ... But wishing still treat cats: careful! They are all running with! Entertaining spectacle, but many cats sick, who eyes who have wool. Feel sorry for them!
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  • It's a bit out of the way but worth dropping into. The first thing which is not unusual for Cyprus is the hords of felines lounging around the mosque or drinking water from the dripping taps. The mosq...  more »
  • A very beautiful and quiet place, good just to sit down and think about life, and there are a lot of cats!) for Muslims, this is a very famous place in weekend very much people
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  • Beautiful mosque set in the most beautiful location, right on the edge of a salt lake. As the sun sets you can see the reflection of the mosque in the lake. There's an aura of calm in and around the grounds of the mosque, a most surreal feeling indeed.
  • Nice Mosque with a great placement near the Larnaca Salt Lake. It also has some ruins of an old placement on the left extremity of the inner courtyard. You can stop before reaching the Mosque in a small parking place near the road, where you can take pictures of the Mosque and maybe some flamingo birds (from October to May).
  • Very interesting place to see while you're on Cyprus. It is a nicely located mosque with free entrance and historical site near by. Check out how many cats are walking near the car parking area, you'll be amazed by this 😃
  • Only walked around the outside but it is a strangely beautiful area. Would love to see the flamingos on the lake one day.
  • I visited it just before sunset and it was a great time, as it's by a lake which is a nice walk in the evening. Park your car at thr lot by the lake just when you start seeing the mosque and take the lake side footpath there, as when you drive all the way up there you probably won't see this lakeside walk. Lots of cats everywhere - if you like cats it might be useful to bring food and water for them as they look under eaten and very slim. I saw loads of dry cat food there though which they didnt seem to like but didn't spot any water.
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