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An old Ottoman roadside inn, Buyuk Han has a mosque in its courtyard, and several art galleries within its walls. Built in 1572, it served as a prison during the British colonization era, and became a hostel for the poor in 1893. The complex stands two stories tall, and has 68 rooms and 10 shops. You'll see a mosque at the center of the courtyard, erected on marble piers. Browse through quaint shops all around the site, which sell spices, sweets, and souvenirs. Check out some of the restaurants and cafes, which have been built to fit in with the traditional feel of the place. Use our Nicosia online trip itinerary maker to visit Buyuk Han on your trip to Nicosia, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • walking through the Turkish part of town, randomly came here ... the atmosphere of the East. This Inn, Cafe and a small mosque, very cute ... on the second level of the Gallery, which sells various souvenirs, etc
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  • A delightful little tourist spot where you can mix food with tourist shopping. Easily accessible for walkers, those in wheel chair will find it a little frustrating as the majority of craft shops are ...  more »
  • This Caravanserai was great restored and houses several souvenir shops. We ate lunch and enjoyed the atmosphere. The photos here, and some museums have shown an entirely different view us. Nowadays, it is obviously much cleaner and tidier here.
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  • It is a great histotical monument with a restaurant, coffee shop and souvenier shops. It is worth going. In fact it is a must. But as a history lover, I believe it should be taken care of with more care.
  • Beautiful little traditional market. Independent stalls around the outside both upstairs and downstairs selling homemade crafts and the usual souvenirs. Nice looking cafe in the courtyard. Would recommend as part of a visit to North Nicosia
  • Good historic place to visit. Good for shopping daytime and good for capturing building pictures nighttime
  • Amazing piece of history, very well preserved and presented, with traditional souvenir shops and cafes inside.
  • A traditional ottoman place the Han or Khan equivalent to our present hotels and restaurants. The place is great well restored and food is delicious specially the breakfast meal.

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