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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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Historically interesting, there seems to be a reduction in the number of artisan shops around the terracing that are open, but nevertheless, do visit it

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

An old market turned into a money making and beer drinking corner. The old market has been renovated recently though the old middle arch for water outlets are still preserved.

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Cyprus
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a great place to go it is full of lovely little shops selling all manner of souvenirs,trinkets & clothes and the shop owners are very friendly with out the hard sell which is great.There are a couple of places where you can get a bite to eat & a cold beer after all your walking around & shopping.... More

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Krakow, Poland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A nice place in the northern (Turkish) part of Nicosia. The most outstanding secular edifice (an inn for merchants) built by Turks in Cyprus, Newly renovated, it is full of little shops with tourist trinkets and a nice place to rest a little drinking a cup of Turkish coffee.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Buyuk Han is a well renovated historical inn and landmark in the old city of Nicosia, North Cyprus. With its beautiful architecture, large inner open area, cafes, arts & crafts shops and workshops, it gives you a nice atmosphere and is a great place to visit and buy some traditional Cypriot art and memorabilia.

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This area has been beautifully brought back to life, from being a bit of a ruin to somewhere that has everything. Visually interesting, cafe's and one off shops.

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Rosh Pina, Israel
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11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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
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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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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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