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Address: Nicosia, Cyprus
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Interesting shops and a great place for lunch

There are some interesting shops on both levels selling pottery, soaps, paintings and handmade traditional goods. There are several artist's galleries. We ate in the restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

There are some interesting shops on both levels selling pottery, soaps, paintings and handmade traditional goods. There are several artist's galleries. We ate in the restaurant below and watched a very clever lady rolling out paper thin pastry for cheese savouries -the food was excellent, varied and very reasonable. The Buyuk Han (Great Inn) was built by the Ottomans in... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

a trip into the past and a reminder of Turkish hospitality which was all inclusive and diverse. eat there and buy local products

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Tirana, Albania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

The architecture was pretty cool. There were shops, most of which sold the same types of things. Might be better during the tourist season.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Have visited many times! Lots of little shops selling handmade objects including paintings, pottery, soaps & jewellery. Many of the artists run the shops. The actual building is very interesting & it is lovely to sit in the restaurant in the courtyard to eat the typical, homemade food! Very reasonable too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We travelled from Kyrenia to Lefkosa in the Dolmus (stuffed bus) which was 10 Turkish Lira single fare. It dropped us off in the backstreets so we just kept walking not really knowing where we were! We finally came to this area which was really historic and filled with lovely little shops and coffee places. We did walk over the... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I had half a day to myself and I found this ,I loved it from a distance and when I got closer it didn't disappoint ,the food I found cheap and very tasty ,the coffee was hot and smelt like a real coffee house

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Nobel Prize winner in literature, serbian writer, Ivo Andric, has a lot of stories about places like Buyuk Han is. I felt here like I am in one of his stories.This place is full of history and you have a strange feeling while drinking coffee or beer in the middle of it. I remembered that great writer, thought about how... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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