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Buyuk Han

Nicosia, Cyprus
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Ranked #1 of 55 attractions in Nicosia
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had lunch here right after the hamam and it was very pretty, picturesque and the service was fantastic. They were prompt and very honest and helpful. I had one of their desserts which wasn't up to the head waitress' standard (although I was completely oblivious-tasted good to me) so she came over and offered to bring out a new... More

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Porto, Portugal
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Despite is limited size, the place is nice and fresh. Worth a visit although the shops do not offer a great variety of stuff.

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Great Inn is located in Nicossia in North Cypsrus.When The ottomans occupied Cypruss , they biult many places and historical buildings.One of them is Great Inn , It was used for trading place at that time..and also very small mescid in middle of it. This place has small shops and they are still used for trading.It is worth to... More

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Auckland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

This was such a pleasant reprieve from the heat (already scorching in June) and the crowded streets. It's a gorgeous building to look at, and the history and restoration are interesting points: you can see photos etc of this on the wall by the entrance. There are small craft shops lining the top and bottom floors, with unique artwork in... More

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Swansea
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3 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Stopped by on a day visit from Nicosia Cypriot side to Turkish side for shopping. Lovely atmosphere - there was a live band playing which added to the laid back feel to the area. The architecture is amazing and lots of places to shop or have a snack and a drink. Would love to go back.

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Limassol
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

After a hard day sightseeing with friends it was so pleasant to come to the Buyuk Han for a coffee and marvellous, home made ( and huge!) bourek. Relax and people watch or have a walk around, check out the souvenir and craft stalls and admire the architecture. It's a gem of a place!

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Yesilirmak, North Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I haven't been here much, I should go more. My boyfriend goes all the time just to have coffee. Restored to what it would have been like in the middle ages. A "BIG INN". Great stalls. Lovely cafe making home made borek pastries. Worth a visit.

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Cyprus
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9 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This place is a beautifully renovated old inn. Its at the Turkish part of Nicosia. You can also buy hand-made local crafts. Food is also nice. I strogly suggest this old historical place.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Culturally very interesting and beautifully renovated old inn set around a large quadrangle, now converted to small handmade craft and souvenir shops and eating places, with both upstairs and downstairs galleries. very attractive and good for photos.

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Edinburgh UK
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38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Found this on a day trip into Turkish part of Nicosia, interesting to read the history behind the building and its renovation, it uses over the centuries to the present day. The upper gallery has been given over to craft shops and the lower, ground level has restaurants.

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