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

It 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 accidentally died 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.

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District: Larnaka

Opening hours:

Winter hours (1st November - 31st March)

Daily: 08.00 - 17.00 (Fridays closed from 13.00 - 15.00)

Spring hours (1st April - 31st May)

Daily: 08.00 - 18.00 (Fridays closed from 13.00 - 15.00)

Summer hours (1st June - 31st August)

Daily: 08.00 - 19.30 (Fridays closed from 13.00 - 15.00)

Autumn hours (1st September - 31st October)

Daily: 08.00 - 18.00 (Fridays closed from 13.00 - 15.00)

Accessibility: partly accessible

Entrance: Accessibility (not marked) only in the garden but not inside the mosque

Special rest rooms: not marked

Admission: Free

 
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