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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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  • We passed more by chance and were very fond of the architecture, the small shops, the atmosphere.
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  • Bring Turkish Lira.. dont use Euro as it can be difficult to get change or you will find the item more expensive. Good photo opportunities here and many of the market stall sell handmade items at very...  more »
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  • Perfect Restaurant. Not expensive. Good customer service. Awesome atmosphere
  • Well worth a visit. In ancient times, traders would bring their camels in and overnight. Now arts and crafts and places to eat.
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