Buyuk Han

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  • Address: Asmaaltı Sk, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • Timings: 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

The name literally translates into Great Inn. The building is one of the most important bits of Ottoman architecture in Cyprus. For most of its history it was a caravanserai, but when the British took over in the latter 19th century, it was temporarily used as a prison. 1893 onwards it was once again used as a residence for the poor and underprivileged. It took a lot of damage over the next century, but a restoration project beginning in 1992 and taking 10 years finally opened the place to visitors. Now there are number of cafes and restaurants and shops serving up a lot of traditional dishes and handicrafts to visitors; it’s like a mini-souk only more civilised. Sometimes there is local theatre and dance too; this is the folk heart of Nicosia.

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  • Buyuk Han Address: Asmaaltı Sk, Nicosia, Cyprus.
  • Buyuk Han Timing: 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Buyuk Han(preferred time): 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Buyuk Han: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 93% of people who visit Nicosia include Buyuk Han in their plan

  • 90.72% of people start their Buyuk Han visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Buyuk Han

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

64.95% of people prefer walking in order to reach Buyuk Han

People normally club together Byzantine Museum and Cyprus Classic Motorcycle Museum while planning their visit to Buyuk Han.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Buyuk Han Reviews & Ratings

  • Absolutely loved it, as it was extremely unexpected. It feels fight out of a 1001 night story and looks great. Also, there are beautiful little stores all around the building.

  • Beautiful old Turkish Inn. Really quite stunning architecture and wonderful atmosphere. It's full of fantastic little shops selling various handmade goods, and a restaurant in the courtyard. They often have live music too which just adds to the atmosphere.

  • Lovely place to visit and the restaurant in the corner did amazing cheese parcels as well as meat and spinach. And the best chips I have eaten in Cyprus

  • Nice place with amazing atmosphere. The Restaurant there serves good food as well, keep in mind that the food tastes different than on the other side of the wall. :-)

  • Beautifull place of genius loci ancient times. Amazing architecture recently used for rest, hospitality and excellent home made souvenirs and folk arts.

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