Centre of Visual Arts & Research (CVAR)

  • Location

    Ermou 285, Nicosia

  • Tickets

    Adults: €5

    Children: Free

    Groups of 10+: €3 per person

  • Opening Times

    Monday-Saturday: 9:30-17:00
    Sunday: Closed


    Tuesday-Sunday: 09:30-17:00

    Monday: Closed

    All year round
    Closed on Public Holidays and summer holidays (typically first two weeks of August)

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The Centre of Visual Arts & Research (CVAR) serves as the headquarters for the Costas and Rita Severis Foundation, a non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to exploring Cyprus' cultural heritage.

Located within the historical walled city of Nicosia, the CVAR is housed in a former ottoman-era Khan, which was later converted into a flour mill in 1953. This multifunctional building comprises a four-storey exhibition area, a research center, a conference hall, a café, a roof terrace lounge, and a gift shop.

At the heart of the CVAR is a remarkable collection of paintings and artifacts, spanning three centuries, that vividly portray the island's multicultural history. These precious items, including artwork, costumes, memorabilia, books, and archival materials, originate from diverse corners of the world, forming the personal collection of Mr. and Mrs. Severis.

Beyond its permanent exhibits, the CVAR regularly hosts temporary exhibitions, lectures, films, and other special events. These gatherings spotlight the contributions of local and international artists and scholars, making it a dynamic platform for fostering cultural exchange and appreciation.

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