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“Historic place for lunch”
Review of Buyuk Han

Buyuk Han
Ranked #7 of 271 things to do in Nicosia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here after wandering around the streets of Turkish Nicosia. Plenty of activity around us - shops and stalls and various people, tourists and locals, as well as the usual numbers of cats, to watch as we waited for our meal. We had kebabs and meat balls which were very nice, helped by eating in such a historic venue.

Thank Bill M
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"craft shops"
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"great inn"
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"upper floor"
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"worth a visit"
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"historic place"
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"turkish coffee"
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"ottoman architecture"
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"first floor"
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"old market"
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"beautiful old building"
in 6 reviews
"art galleries"
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"north nicosia"
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"nice place to visit"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the caravanserai in Nicosia as part of our Cyprus tour. I learned something about the function of such stopping places, the activities carried out, and the allocation of space to people and animals. There did not seem to be much explanatory material for the non-guided tourist. We did not bother with the souvenir shops and food places.

Thank Howard F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A short walk from the Ledra Street crossing point the Buyuk Han Cultural Centre was a nice place to visit in North. If you go with high hopes of a cultural centre you may be disappointed, if you are looking for a well restored historic building with a range of cafes and crafty shops then this is the place for you. The cafes are on the ground floor and the first floor has shops with various crafts on sale along side a helping of the usual tourist fayre. Our guide gave us a brief history explaining it had been used as an inn and a prison in its past incarnations. Free to enter it was well worth a visit.

1  Thank Globetrotter2102
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the first markets in Nicosia is worth of visit. Like You are back in time. There are still some crafters there.

Thank Sokre_sb
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We followed the crowds of tour parties and found this place. Beautiful old building with lots of little independent producers. Lovely handicrafts to buy. There is a toilet but you need a 50 cent coin to use it.

Thank Sophie K
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