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Hala Sultan Tekke

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Address: Salt Lake, Larnaka, Cyprus

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beautiful structure

lets start with the fact its free and next to the salt flats where the flamingos hang out! so its worth a look. the structure is beautiful, although there are 100's of cats (wild... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

lets start with the fact its free and next to the salt flats where the flamingos hang out! so its worth a look. the structure is beautiful, although there are 100's of cats (wild but friendly)! took so many pictures here with the salt flats as a back drop. and you can go inside and look around. its free and... More 

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Tirana, Albania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

This mosque is along the gorgeous Salt Lake. While researching we told three different stories about the mosque but the common theme was that someone important to the Muslim faith died here and the Mosque is her memorial. You can go inside but we did not as people were praying. A surprise at the site were exposed ancient walls found... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The ugliest mosque I have ever seen, you only see cats everywhere, waist of time, also nobody is there to tell you about the history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Very nice and peaceful setting, remarcable site in view if religious importance. Inside interesting and rather plane.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I loved the view of Salt lake and this mosque together. It's really beautiful. You can also enter the mosque (of course it has the same rules as every mosque - you must enter without shoes and dressed properly - no naked body, women must cover their hair with scarf). Anyway there is nothing special inside - it looks like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Is a place with a Tekke-old arabic place for praying. The place is just amazing-almost in a middle of the Salt Lake where is good for take a nice photos. Recommend to go to see this place and walk around as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

First time I had the chance to see the interior of a mosque. Quite interesting and reported to be the grave of Muhammad's foster mother.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Situated on the bank of a salt lake in Larnaca, the place where the pink flamingos come to spend the winter, this mosque is the fourth praying place for the Muslim, after Mekka, Medina and Jerusalem. That is because here was buried the wet nurse of Prophet Mohammed, Umm Haram, after she died falling of a mule she was riding.... More 

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Hyde, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a pleasant looking building from the outside, on the edge of Larnaca Salt Lake, but is not all that impressive overall. Whilst it has significance for Muslims, being the place where Mohammed's wet nurse died, it is by all accounts very disappointing inside (it was closed when we arrived). The building is surrounded by an ugly metal fence... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The Hala Sultan Tekke in Larnaca is one of the holiest places in Islam, being the place where the Muhammad's wetnurse died. The natural area that surrounds this attraction is very nice, close to the Salt Lake. The tekke is very nice from the architectural point of view, even if inside there is not well decorated. This is a place... More 

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