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Hala Sultan Tekke



Hala Sultan mosque, Larnaka
Hala Sultan mosque, Larnaka



ANNOUNCEMENT
The Department of Antiquities announces that due to the celebrations of Mevlid Kandili or Mawlid, an organised visit by a large number of pilgrims will take place at the Mosque of Hala Sultan in Larnaka. The mosque will not be accessible to the general public on Tuesday 20 November 2018.
We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused.

The Muslim mosque of Hala Sultan is located in the centre of a spectacular garden on the west bank of the Salt Lake, approximately 6 km southwest of Larnaka. It is the main Muslim pilgrimage site of Cyprus and among the most important holy places of Islam.


The mosque was built over a tomb which, according to tradition, belongs to Umm Haram, foster-mother of the Prophet Mohammed and wife of one of the most high ranking officers of Moawia, who led two disastrous raids against Cyprus in 649 and 650 AD. Umm Haram died as a result of an accident as soon as she arrived on the island. The mosque was built much later, just before 1787, along with dwellings and water-cisterns, which contributed to the shrine's fame. The mosque's present plan was completed in 1816.


Hala Sultan Tekke, Larnaka
Hala Sultan Tekke, Larnaka






District Larnaka
Opening hours


for Public Holiday opening hours see home page
Winter hours (16/9 - 15/4 )
Monday - Sunday: 8.30 - 17.00

Summer hours (16/4 - 15/9)
Monday - Sunday: 8.30 - 19.30
ANNOUNCEMENT
The Department of Antiquities announces that due to the celebrations of Mevlid Kandili or Mawlid, an organised visit by a large number of pilgrims will take place at the Mosque of Hala Sultan in Larnaka. The mosque will not be accessible to the general public on Tuesday 20 November 2018.
We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused.
Telephone 24643618
Accessibility
(partly accessible)

Entrance: Accessibility (not marked) only in the garden but not inside the mosque
Special rest rooms: not marked
Admission Free of charge
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