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Made this visit in conjunction with a picnic lunch by the lake. This was my first visit to a mosque, respectful clothing is important and shoes must be removed when entering the mosque.
Gowns and scarves are available for women to put on.
Located close to the airport you can even walk it from there! When arriving at the mosque you will see it located at the shore of the salt lake between the palm trees. Looks like an arabic fairytale: amazing to see! The inside is very...More
Great powerful and peaceful place.I was there all alone and it was really amazing! Located near the salt lake.
From Larnaka I used bus# 426 and the I walked to Hala Sultan Tekke from the bus. Next I went to see aqueduct (it took about...More
Close to the salt lake we visited this muslim mosque. Long history related with the first invasion of muslims to cyprus.
The site was cleaned, well maintained, a russian group of visitors arrived at the same time...great day..
We took our shoes off and walked...More
This was the worst site in Cyprus for us, and we have been all over the island.
There is a car park adjacent to a derelict building which is full of feral cats. The smell is awful On a hot day and a breeding ground...More
Response from castle1_10 | Reviewed this property |
This historic mosque is located 3km west of Larnaka on the road to Kiti, on the main Salt Lake. After the Arab armies successfully landed in Larnaka in 648AD, the Holy Helper and aunt of Mohamed - Umm Haram - died at the... More
This historic mosque is located 3km west of Larnaka on the road to Kiti, on the main Salt Lake. After the Arab armies successfully landed in Larnaka in 648AD, the Holy Helper and aunt of Mohamed - Umm Haram - died at the site when she fell off her mule. Grand Khalif Moavia, who was taking part in the expedition, immediately ordered the construction of a mosque on the spot. The mosque was first renovated in 1816, and most recently in 2002 by UNOPS, when archaeological excavations also revealed that the site has been inhabited since Neolithic times, with some archaeologists believing that the tomb is a monumental monolithic tomb of the prehistoric period. Today, the mosque is the main Muslim pilgrimage site of Cyprus, and stands as one of the most important holy places of worship for Muslims, ranked immediately after Mecca, Medina in Saudi Arabia and Al Aksha in Jerusalem.
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Keele, United Kingdom
Hala Sultan Tekke/Mosque from Nicosia (3 Replies)
Hello, What bus to I take from Nicosia to the Hala Sultan Tekke? What is the best route?
November 12, 2018|
Great. Thanks. Do happen to know the approximate bus fares and how long it might take? I want to make this a half-day excursion if possible and head back to Nicosia.
The Hague, The Netherlands
How to get to Hala Sultan Tekke (2 Replies)
Hi, I would like to get to Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque from Larnaca. I used the route planner by cyprus by bus website and came up with 'there is no route'. When i did the opposite search (ie. from Tzami Oum Charam Tekke to finikoudes), i did get a route. Bus 440. Does this bus not go to the mosque from larnaca? I also checked the reverse details for route 440 and it does not state any stop at the mosque. How can i get to the mosque using the bus? No taxi, please, as it would be expensive....More
June 12, 2012|
Response fromRobert C|
The mosque is off the main road a good kilometer. I didn't see any buses stop at the mosque itself. I had a taxi hired all day for sixty Euro and that was the last stop I made before going back to the airport.