Discover The mosque of Hala Sultan Tekke Cyprus

Built in the 18th century by the Ottomans, on the shores of Larnaca's saltwater lake, the mosque of Hala Sultan Tekke is the most sacred Muslim site in Cyprus. It was built on the tomb of Umm Haram, on the spot where one of the earliest disciples of Muhammad fell from her mule and died in 649. The famous burial site now occupies a small room concealed behind green draping at the far end of the prayer room.
The site is peaceful and makes for a lovely walk from Larnaca.

  • The mosque of Hala Sultan Tekke , La Hala Sultan Tekke mosque , Cyprus
    La Hala Sultan Tekke mosque

    Close to Larnaca, on the airport road, the mosque is reflected in the salt lake.

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  • The mosque of Hala Sultan Tekke , The peaceful gardens of Hala Sultan Tekke , Cyprus
    The peaceful gardens of Hala Sultan Tekke

    With its distance from the city, the mosque makes a great destination for a quiet escape.

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  • The mosque of Hala Sultan Tekke , The prayer room of Hala Sultan Tekke , Cyprus
    The prayer room of Hala Sultan Tekke

    One must remove one's shoes to enter this Islamic holy place.

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  • The mosque of Hala Sultan Tekke , The entrance to the tomb of Umm Haram , Cyprus
    The entrance to the tomb of Umm Haram

    An important place of pilgrimage for Muslims, the mosque houses the tomb of Umm Haram, one of the first disciples of the Prophet.

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  • The mosque of Hala Sultan Tekke , An excursion to Hala Sultan , Cyprus
    An excursion to Hala Sultan

    The Larnaca Salt Lake is a former arm of the sea that has been gradually cut off from the Mediterranean.

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  • The mosque of Hala Sultan Tekke , The Hala Sultan Tekke complex , Cyprus
    The Hala Sultan Tekke complex

    This buildings consists of a mausoleum, a minaret, a cemetery, a mosque, and housing for men and women.

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