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Buyuk Han

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Address: Nicosia, Cyprus
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Nice caravanserai

If you came from the Greek side you certaintly want to stop here after the hassle that you have to go through at the border. They have nice kebabs and theres little shops.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

If you came from the Greek side you certaintly want to stop here after the hassle that you have to go through at the border. They have nice kebabs and theres little shops.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Buyuk Han is a cool little spot in Northern Cyprus that I recommend visiting if you have the chance. It was an old Ottoman Inn that still remains some of its old character despite the tourist shops and restaurant. We definitely enjoyed it although we didn't stay too long.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

You can get an excellent map showing all the main places to see in Northern Nicosia, and this is one of them. Not only is it historically interesting; it is a good place to have a rest and a coffee break! despite the modern tourists you can still envisage what it must have been like in the sixteenth century.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is a recently restorated historical building. While you have a chance to sit in a typical Ottoman Inn, you can drink your turkish coffee (preferably without sugar as it was traditionally served with a piece of turkish delight), tea, herbal tea or some other soft drinks and beverages. You might also buy somethings in the courtyard souvenir shops.

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Maroni, Cyprus
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It's so sad to see how they have downgraded this historic old Han. It used to be one of the number one places on our list of places to visit and eat at. It has bowed to the greater pressures of cheap tourism and and cheap tourist tat. We won't be going again.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very beautiful place, there is no entrance fee for vist. There are couple of resteraunts inside, it is an ideal place for a relax meal then walk a bit around

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The place used to be a hotel, a prison, a caravanserai, and now it's a tourist place with galleries, workshops, and souvenir shops. It also offers a number of nice places to eat. You can spend some lovely time there.

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Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Unfortunately the entire area of Northern Nicosia is a big disappointment, and Buyuk Han was no exceptance.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Worth a visit if you are in the area. Feels like stepping into a different era. And a different world.

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Orebro, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It was a largest caravan-seraj in Cyprus, built in 1572The complex includes four 50-meter long two-storey buildings forming a colonnaded square with an open courtyard. In the middle of a courtyard there is a small mosque and a fountain. Now the Inn serving as a Cultural Centre, Arts, & Crafts & Café, with a lot of workshops, tourist souvenir shops... More 

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