Buyuk HanCurrently Closed
- Address: Asmaaltı Sk, Nicosia, Cyprus.
- Timings: 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture
Buyuk Han - Review
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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95% of people who visit Nicosia include Buyuk Han in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
88% of people start their Buyuk Han visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Buyuk Han
55.5% of people prefer walking in order to reach Buyuk Han
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Buyuk Han, Nicosia Reviews
Again a lovely peaceful relaxed atmosphere. Sit down and have your Turkish coffee. Nice
Usually when I visit a bazaar or a local market, most vendors sell the same tourist souvenirs. But not this one. It’s full of local artisans with very unique arts and crafts. Highly recommend it.
No good food but nice place to see and sit have some drink. Historical and very close to other historical places at center.
It's nice place to see and is in city center of Lefkosa. You can visit market and you can find stuff or souveniers made by artisan. All the historical places are near by. This is also a historical place.
A very interesting " OLD, ARCHITECTURAL , TRAVELLERS INN" in Nicosia. It has 68 rooms upstairs, a café and some stalls selling handicrafts and other items. In the middle of the square, is a small mosque. Definitely worth a visit.