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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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  • i went there once and i was served an ottoman dish that tasted average but was served in a lovely ornamental pot  more »
  • Had a nice lunch and coffee there, bought some souvenirs and looked around this old square. It is good for a short stop.  more »
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  • Best authentic eating place in a grand environment... You are surrounded by history... Just amazing... Though food is very good value for money, you would voluntarily pay more for such experience. Just wonderful. Loved it to bits.
  • One of my favourite places to visit. Cute little arts and craft stores. All mostly hand made and beautiful silk. Great little restaurant cafe too.
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