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A must see

Visiting Buyuk Han is like going back in time. Located on the Turkish occupied area you will feel... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful restoration.

Typical Chan that has been restored faithfully and made tourist friendly without overbearing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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All reviews craft shops great inn the upper level worth a visit historical place ottoman architecture first floor art galleries market place beautiful old building old market nice atmosphere nice place to visit north nicosia ledra street turkish cypriot turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Buyuk Han is like going back in time. Located on the Turkish occupied area you will feel the atmosphere you breath in aTurkish bazaar.

Thank 389franco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical Chan that has been restored faithfully and made tourist friendly without overbearing vendors or beggars. Stroll, have lunch and learn the history.

Thank Icchok
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travel to Nicosia regularly and always sit in the Buyuk Han and have 'pies' - these are small pastries filled with mince or sweet cheese and are excellent. They have a good explanation of how the BH was renovated. Really a good starting point...More

1  Thank GillianN91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch in the restaurant within this and then walked around the little shops which were lovely. An amazing building which has only just been renovated.

1  Thank Scott P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of free tour, great history to the site, few lovely craft shops and nice place for a coffee or Turkish tea

1  Thank parker2202
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Buyuk Khan lies in old Nicosia not far from Ledra Crossing. It has cafes on the ground floor and the 1st floor house many shops selling handmade crafts such as soaps, jewelry, and antiques. You can buy soap and jewelry for cheap prices. They accept...More

1  Thank Hanancha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each time I come to the Northern section of the city I feel compelled to revisit Buyuk Han. Good place to stop for a quiet drink or snack. Often live music, sometimes folk dancing at weekends. Small craft shops to browse in. Close to other...More

1  Thank TJML
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very close to the border crossing between North and South Nicosia and worth a visit whilst in the Turkish quarter

1  Thank Nicholas F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a nice place to visit and take some pictures, it has some hand made shops and a cafe . If you visiting Nicosia the Turkish make sure to drop by

1  Thank Tala B
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting building sensitively restored and now used to sell crafts. (Which you can buy much more cheaply elsewhere - though I appreciate craftspeople need to make a living). Architecture very interesting, typical of the region

Thank Karima7
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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