Hala Sultan Tekke
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Hala Sultan Tekke
Hala Sultan Tekke

The monument is located on the west bank of the Salt Lake and was erected over different phases, commencing from 1760 and completed in 1817.

It is an important Islamic monument, one of the most revered sites in the Muslim world and it is used to this day for religious purposes.

The mosque was built over the grave of Umm Haram or Ummü Haram, who was believed to be the sister of the Prophet Mohammed’s foster mother or a follower from Medina to Cyprus. Umm Haram arrived on the island either in 647 or 649, during the Arab raids led by the Arab Governor of Syria, Moawiya, in an effort to expand the Muslim empire in the Mediterranean Sea. However Umm Haram died shortly after her arrival and buried in the same place where she had fallen off her mule and died.

Conservation works, aiming at preserving the monument, are being conducted by the Department of Antiquities on a systematic basis since 1967, involving the masonry, the wooden or other artistic elements.

Hala Sultan Tekke Larnaka - Audio Guide 

Region: Larnaka
Address: Larnaka Salt Lake
GPS coordinates: Lat: 34.8853 Lon: 33.610074
Contact No: Tel: +357 24 643 618
Operating Hours: September 16 - April 15, daily: 08:30 - 17:00
April 16 - September 15, daily: 08:30 - 19:00
Operating Period: All year round.
Closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday (Greek Orthodox).
Entrance Fee: Free
Disabled Access: Partly accessible.
Website: www.mcw.gov.cy/da
  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
 

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