Buyuk Han319 Votes Currently Open
- 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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54.62% of people who visit Nicosia include Buyuk Han in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
90.72% 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
64.95% of people prefer walking in order to reach Buyuk Han