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Address: Nicosia, Cyprus
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If you pass the border on the turkish part of Nicosia you can't miss that place. You'll find there many sellers of local arts and crafts. Inside there are also restaurants and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Piotr N
Warsaw, Poland

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Warsaw, Poland
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you pass the border on the turkish part of Nicosia you can't miss that place. You'll find there many sellers of local arts and crafts. Inside there are also restaurants and coffee shops.

Thank Piotr N
Bucharest, Romania
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255 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Refurbished Turkish traditional inn. Beautiful, in a good shape. Many shops selling traditional stuff. I would particularly recommend the tiny shop to the left where a lady sells beautiful handicrafts made by herself. A nice terrace is available inside the inn. They also accept euros.

Thank Aburel
Nicosia, Cyprus
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect venue for a cup of coffee, an excellent atmosphere. an ideal place to spend peaceful time for a few hours and take some pictures.

Thank kemalpalaz
Panningen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the Day it's beautyfull but when it's dark it's amazing. You Can eat very good in the restaurant that's inside the place.

Thank SabineGemmink1979
Oxford, UK
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Buyuk Han is a must-see in the Turkish Republic. There is a restaurant and a coffee shop, and many sellers of local arts and crafts. It's a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Thank OxfordAJR
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Officially my favourite place ever visited! Beautifully restored 'Inn' steaped in history and has a magical atmosphere drawing people to it, Cypriots from the north and the south as well as tourists. It was built in the 1500's by the Ottomans. Merchants would stay here in the rooms upstairs and bed their animals down underneath on the ground floor. Since... More 

Thank Coswat67
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Han during restoration works and so I guess that the ambience was lost. Perhaps if I visited some other time it would be more interesting. Some people may find the tourist souvenir shops and the touristy restaurant too "touristy" but this is what a caravan seray is all about, right?

Thank mkrokos
Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

medieval inn, modern charm, middle-eastern food, awesome prices, good music, arts and crafts all around, the perfect spot for a short break during the tour of the city

Thank Yo-man73
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Having lived in Nicosia for a couple years I enjoyed and still enjoy going to the Büyük Han for a coffee and bite to eat. I love how it has been restored and the history of the place. Worth a visit if you're nearby.

Thank Zara D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

With map in hand we proceeded to follow the blue line walking route. The Great Khan, started life as an inn, a excellent example of ottoman construction. It is now a hub for arts and crafts stores as well as the compulsory touristy shops for postcards etc. We found it well worth a visit during our exploration of Lefkosa. There... More 

Thank JnVSydney

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