• Denomination: Hala Sultan Tekke & Mosque

  • District: Larnaca

  • Town/Village: Dromolaxia

  • Category: Mosque

  • Religion: Muslim

  • A.Monument: Yes

  • Ref#: 71

Description (Typology, Period, Actual Use)

The  Tekke contains the remains of Hala Sultan who is identified as a "milk aunt" of the Prophet Mohammed. According to the legend, she accompanied the Arabs force, which landed in Cyprus in 649 AD, but died after falling off her mule. The Ottomans built the present mosque in the 18th Century and a mausoleum that protects her tomb. In the Adjacent cemetary, one can also find the tomb of the wife of Sharif Al Hussein, Grandfather of King Hussein of Jordan.

The Tekke contains the tomb of Hala Sultan, a mosque with the minaret and guest houses (Ancillary buildings) for pilgrims. Hala Sultan tomb consists of two upright stones and a third resting on them. The mosque building has a main dome space and five axial gallery at the front. The entrance to the tomb is from the east of the mihrab on the south wall of the mosque

General Conditions

Structure: Very Good

Facade: Very Good

Roof: Very Good

Interior: Very Good

Decoration: Very Good

Mass: Preserved

Humidity: Non Existing


Building Materials

Technical Details/Materials Used

Walls: Lime Stone

Roof: Lime Stone and Traditional Roof Tile

Floors: Village Marble

Doors: Wood

Windows: Wood


Icons: No

Hagiography: Yes

Michrap: Yes

Small Signs: Yes

Architect Plans

Architect Plans: Yes

Cadastral Elements: L Plea 16 Plot:328

Proposed Protection Measures

The ancillary buildings have been repaired in 2004, and the mosque and the minaret are currently being restored. Both of these initiatives have been carried out with support from the Bi-communal Development Programme, which is funded from USAID and UNDP, and implemented through UNOPS.