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Larnaca Sights and Landmarks Guide, Cyprus

The city of Larnaca happens to be an important seaside resort in the country of Cyprus. The total length of beaches in and around the city of Larnaca is around 25 kilometers which reveals that the city of Larnaca has many beaches which are enough to attract huge numbers of tourists. The major beaches which are part of this city are McKenzie and Phinikoudes beaches. These beaches attract tourists every year due to the awesome scenic beauty they posses. They have also been awarded the famous Blue Flags due to the cleanliness which they maintain in and around them.

The city of Larnaca is famous not just for various beaches but also for the huge number of archeological sites and for half a dozen museums which are part of this city. These museums and different archeological sites attract a huge number of history lovers with each passing year.

St. Lazarus Church (also known as Ayios Lazaros Sq.) is a historical church in the city of Larnaca which was built during the 9th century. This church was built around the tomb of the biblical Lazarus (who was actually the brother of Mother Mary). The location of this church, its age, and the awesome archeological design are the major reasons why it attracts so many tourists.

Hala Sultan Tekke is one of the very famous mosques in the city of Larnaca. It is built on the side of the famous Salt Lake and it has been built in a manner that you will feel as if it is balancing on something. The importance of this mosque increases as the tomb of the foster mother of Prophet Mohammed (whose name was Umm Haram) is said to be located in this mosque.

Larnaca Salt Lake is situated in the proximity of the city airport. If you happen to visit this city of Larnaca during the winter season (which is between the months of November and March) then you will get the chance to view the huge number of pink flamingos which regularly hit this lake.

The city of Larnaca has a huge number of restaurants, cafeterias, tavernas, and bars which will complete your tour.

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