Büyük Han (lit. Great Inn) (Greek: Μεγάλο Πανδοχείο Megálo Pandocheío) is the largest caravansarai on the island of Cyprus and is considered to be one of the finest buildings on the island. Located in the capital of Cyprus, it was built by the Ottomans in 1572, the year after they had seized Cyprus from the Venetians.
in North Nicosia (Lefkoşa) The Büyük Han is Cyprus' best-preserved example of Ottoman caravanserai architecture. Built in 1572 by the first Ottoman governor of Cyprus, Lala Mustafa Pasha, it was renovated in the early 1990s, and has once again become the hub of North Nicosia's Old City bustle.
- Asmaaltı Sokak, North Nicosia (Lefkoşa), Mediterranean Europe
The Büyük Han caravanserai is located in the Turkish-occupied north of Nicosia (there called Lefkoşa). It was built in 1572, shortly after the island was conquered by the Ottomans, and is generally regarded as the oldest Turkish building on the island. At that time, caravanserais mainly served as hostels for travelers.
Büyük Han dronepicr (Creative Commons) Completed in 1572, Büyük Han is an exquisite example of Ottoman caravanserai architecture. Documents reveal that its original name was Yeni Han (New Inn). Due...
Büyük Han, one of Nicosia’s most popular attractions, is an immense inn constructed in the 16th century by the Ottomans. Among the most impressive monuments of that period, it was initially called Alanyalilar's Han. In the 17th century it attained its present name, which means ‘Big Inn.’
Büyük Han (Google Maps). Buyuk Han (the Great Inn) is the largest caravansarai on the island of Cyprus and is considered to be one of the finest buildings on the island. Located in North Nicosia, Northern Cyprus, it was built by the Ottomans in 1572, the year after they had seized Cyprus from the...
Büyük Han (Great Inn) Inner courtyard of Great Inn. (Photo courtesy of Ömer Yağız) This is a sixteenth century inn, the name meaning, great inn.
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Since then Nicosia has been a divided city. The border separating the two parts of Nicosia is to this day administered by the United Nations. Although there were numerous sights I wanted to see in both southern and northern Nicosia my first objective was the Büyük Han, or caravanserai, in northern Nicosia.
Aug 21, 2017 · The Büyük Han (The Great Inn) Head to the Büyük Han (Great Inn) to experience an excellent example of a 16th-century Caravanserai, a place where travellers and traders during the Ottoman period could find accommodation and stable their horses. The central courtyard was used to socialise and trade goods with fellow travellers.
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