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Buyuk Han, Nicosia

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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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  • Really nice atmosphere with quite a few restaurant options. The area is compact and can be visited within five minutes if the schedule is tight. Free to enter. 
    Really nice atmosphere with quite a few restaurant options. The area is compact and can be visited within five minutes if the schedule is tight. Free to enter.  more »
  • Very interesting place to visit, little shops on the 1rst floor and restaurants on ground floor. The sad thing for me as Greek is that it is at the occupied Side of Nicosia... 
    Very interesting place to visit, little shops on the 1rst floor and restaurants on ground floor. The sad thing for me as Greek is that it is at the occupied Side of Nicosia...  more »

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