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Buyuk Han

Nicosia, Cyprus
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Ranked #2 of 57 Attractions in Nicosia
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Rosh Pina, Israel
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A calm and interesting historic site, very well restored, good balance between history and tourism. Very interesting also: photos demonstrating the reconstruction processes (pended on the walls, near the main gate).

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Poole, United Kingdom
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209 reviews 209 reviews
67 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a beautiful area which has traditional art galleries and folk art. It was built between 1576 and 1577 by Sinan Pasha who was the governor of Cyprus at the time. It is the biggest Khan of this period in Cyprus. Well worth a visit and stopping for a drink and a wander around to soak up the atmosphere.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The recently renovated Turkish Buyuk Han or caravanserai on the Northern Cyprus side of Nicosia is very much worth a visit of worth an hour or two. A typical 400 or 500 hundred year old caravan inn, it is a large, two-story building surrounding a large court yard. Arcades on the ground floor historically served a storage rooms for the... More

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Adana, Turkey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Here is, a historic place immediately next to the boundary. The courtyard was very spacious. This is larger than in Hasan Pasha Han, Diyarbakir. Sumptuous and magnificent architecture. You must see this place.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This is one of the oldest buildings in Nicosia (North side) - the great inn where travellers used to stay - but instead of becoming a museum it is now a living collection of small shops on two stories selling a wide collection of trinkets, curios and artwork. Beautiful and interesting ... what more could you ask

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London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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
14 helpful votes 14 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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