Hala Sultan mosque, Larnaka
HALA SULTAN TEKKE, LARNAKA DISTRICT TEMPORARILY CLOSED
The Department of Antiquities, of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works announces that, as a result of the heavy rainfall noted in the Larnaka District on the 15th January 2022, the road leading to the Hala Sultan Tekke has been temporarily closed to the public by the police until further notice.
This site is a place of worship, please enter with respect and be suitably dressed.
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
| 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
| Telephone || 24643618|
Entrance: Accessibility (not marked) only in the garden but not inside the mosque
Special rest rooms: not marked
| Admission|| Free of charge|