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Nice...... no more than that.

Buyuk Han is (unfortunately) located in the Turkish part of Nicosia. The only good side of Turkeys... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Frankies_opinion
,
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
via mobile
Old kervansaray

Get the feeling of how a bed and breakfast in the past looked like - this place was actually a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
layylavictoria
,
Lublin, Poland
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“craft shops” (41 reviews)
“great inn” (20 reviews)
“upper floor” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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from US$ 52.30
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"craft shops"
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"great inn"
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"upper floor"
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"worth a visit"
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"historic place"
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"turkish coffee"
in 9 reviews
"ottoman architecture"
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"first floor"
in 10 reviews
"art galleries"
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"old market"
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"market place"
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"beautiful old building"
in 6 reviews
"north nicosia"
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"nice place to visit"
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"turkish cypriot"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Buyuk Han is (unfortunately) located in the Turkish part of Nicosia. The only good side of Turkeys’ Nicosia is that you can eat a great meal for a small buck. Besides of that, there is not really a lot to do. Don’t buy clothes there...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Get the feeling of how a bed and breakfast in the past looked like - this place was actually a "kervansaray" so a place where caravanas would stop for a night. There were lodgings for the merchants on the upper storey, each heated by its...More

Thank layylavictoria
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Today we decided to go to Buyuk Han which is ALSO called Archbishop Makarios III foundation. It was so hot but so entertaining.

Thank B N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great old well renovated building, used to be a hotel 500 years ago or so. You can admire the pictures from the times before and after renovation and the result is amazing. Would recommend to anyone in Nicosia.

Thank Antoine M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its nice to visit and look at all the people. But that’s it. Nothing much to tell than some souvenir stands, restaurants/bars inside. And the blue blue sky above.

Thank Floris V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This revived old caravanserai, or camel caravan inn, is a delightful place to find Turkish Cypriot handicrafts as well as to find a good, locally made, traditional meal. The building itself is beautiful, and the food is good and not too expensive. Best of all...More

Thank Pamela G
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The biggest caravansarai in Cyprus is beautifully restored (in the 1990s) and was built in the second half of the 16th century by the Ottomans. In the middle of the courtyard is a small mosque with fountain for ablution, the two story squared building houses...More

Thank Tj D
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

The two story square shaped trade palaces were called Han in Ottomans. Ottomans built many hans in almost each city under their rule. Han buildings were standard architechtures. This is a very good example of a Han. 1. Small building in the middle: Upstairs is...More

Thank kradsts9
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is worth the visit simply to understand how communities functioned in the past if you are willing to see beyond all the cheap crafts that are there now.

Thank cc1Canada
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This is one of the largest Hani in Nicosia. Unfortunately it has become a place of cheap, on the whole, tourist orientated products and this is a shame as it could have been so much more. Thankfully, it has been well preserved as a building.

Thank Achilleas G
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Ancel C
6 February 2017|
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Response from Sirin S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Buyuk Han is open everyday from 9am till 6pm. On Sundays they close by 5 pm. Only on Religious Holidays such as Bairams (both of them) they are closed only the first days. By the way Kumarcilar Han has been restorated... More
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