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Buyuk Han

Nicosia, Cyprus
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Ranked #2 of 56 Attractions in Nicosia
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely place to visit - the setting is a delightful courtyard with small arts and crafts shops around it and restaurants in the middle. Items sold are mainly hand-made and unique. We had a nice lunch in Sidirhan and were delighted with this visit. Should not be missed.

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Step back a thousand years and enjoy yourself. Walk amongst the various craft shops or just relax and have a meal. We went to the Sidirhan, lovely food served by waiters with a passion for comedy.

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Pleasantly surprised by this lovely place. Some very interesting items for sale - not the usual tourist tat. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Hull, England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Visited here after my niece had visited a couple of years ago. Very good with a little about the history and how they rebuilt it after the conflict in the 1970's. there is a restaurant at the bottom serving food or just drinks with free WiFi. At the top are little had made crafts, good if you like that sort... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Turkish part of Nicosia is not very pretty, so you value more every place which is nicer than surroundings. And Buyuk Han is. I would not recommend to travel to Nicosia to visit this attraction, but once you are there this is good place for a short rest.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great place to visit, bristling with historical facts and now a pretty little arts and crafts centre with a Bar and restaurant. The trip adviser location however came up in South Nicosia and after looking around the area and giving up, we crossed to the North Cyprus side and immediately found signs to the 'Han'. The little shops used to... More

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Antibes, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

To go there, you have to cross the UN buffer zone and TNRC immigration. One should carry an ID. Buyuk han has some shops and cafe inside it. It is good to visit and spend little time over a coffee.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We crossed over the boarder (which is an experience in itself). Never have we known such a change in culture in just a few steps. The Turkish side of Nicosia is amazing, like stepping back in time. Buyuk Han is a lovely place to eat and shop and we met some really nice locals. Well worth a visit.

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Yesilirmak, North Cyprus
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Was expecting everything to be touristy and very expensive but it wasn't. I guess this is because the building is a charitable trust and the rents are not so high. Don't be scared to sit and eat as the prices are ok. Check out the stalls. Some have more unusual things

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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23 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The restaurant is situated in the court of the beautiful Han. As many tourist groups are having their meal there we did not expect to much, but had a very tasty diner, prepared with more care than normally in Cyprus

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