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Buyuk Han, Nicosia: 11 reviews and 30 photos

  Buyuk Han
by call_me_rhia
 
  • Buyuk Han - Nicosia
      Buyuk Han
    by call_me_rhia
  • Buyuk Han - Nicosia
  • Buyuk Han - Nicosia
  • Buyuk Han - Nicosia
 

Buyuk Han is an amazing architectural works of the Ottoman period. Buyuk Han means the Great Inn and originally it would hve functioned as a caravan serrail for travelers coming from (or going to) Anatolia. When you come to the Buyuk Han, you will notice how similar to a fortress it looks like from the outside - well, the British had noticed it, too - and had used it as their central prison. Today it houses some shops and a pleasant teahouse.

Buyuk Han is two floors high and has 68 vaulted rooms, located around a central courtyard. In the middle of the courtyard there's an Ottoman Mesjid with a fountain. The bottom rooms, in the past like today, originally functionned as shops, store rooms and offices. The top rooms were the bedrooms

Address: arasta sokak
Directions: north nicosia
Website: http://www.zypern.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/alte-geschichte/karawanserei-bueyuek-han

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  • Updated Feb 2, 2008
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