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Address: Nicosia, Cyprus
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The building was planned as a "hotel" . And like all the "hotels" of that time it needed to be safe and sturdy to protect the people inside frome the robbers etc. So it looks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The building was planned as a "hotel" . And like all the "hotels" of that time it needed to be safe and sturdy to protect the people inside frome the robbers etc. So it looks more like a fortress. From outside there are no windows on first floor and it looks very boring, but as soon as you get inside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A nice inclosed old market area. Nice for a short visit or a drink. Many tourist pass by for a quick photo. Not very spectacular but worth a visit when your in the area.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting, 17th century, originally built as an inn for travellers. Sadly, in trying to find a purpose for the building, it has been converted into yet another opportunity for tourists to buy "handicrafts" - some genuinely original, but too much looking mass produced, from the surly shopkeepers - if they bother to speak to you at all.... More 

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Siegen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Büyük Han is located in the very heart of Leföşe/Nikosia. It has been fully restored and is a melting pot of art, Cypriots, tourists and small businesses. Enjoy a nice cup of Turkish coffee, wander through various arts and have a chitchat with locals and guests. It is a wonderful place to take a rest and enjoy the tranquility... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is the largest caravansarai on the Cyprus. Place for travelers. They could sleep here and take rest. Later it was also British prison. It's worth a visit. Nice place to have lunch or drink coffee, as there are some restaurants.

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Cricklade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Wandered over into North Nicosia at the far end of Ledera Street. This historic travellers inn has an information board inside the East Door which explains its past and the regression programme. The guest rooms now house some shops selling artisan goods. We bought some delicate lace work which we paid for in Turkish Lire rather than Euros due to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A beautiful building showing Moorish architecture at its best. There is a market on the balcony which sells craft item which are a bit better than the usual tourist tat.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Clean and small place for hammam. Nothing special and its quiet small. Simple hammam. Only one lady working here to do your hammam, massage and scrub etc. I expecte to have man to man and lady to lady hammam services.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A lovely place in the turkish part of the city obviously. The prices in the cafe bar are pretty affordable. Nice place to enjoy the sun and the environment. You can hear callings to the prayer coz the selimye mosque is near. I think you can eat there also and there is a lot of souvenir shops.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Buyuk Han has a comfortably busy air about it that made me feel welcomed, but not overwhelmed or stressed. There are restaurants and cafés on the ground level, as well as shops, but I found the shops on the upper level more varied and a little bit more authentic. I would recommend shopping here for local handicraft souvenirs.

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Address: Address: Nicosia, Cyprus
Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Nicosia District  >  Nicosia

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