Nicosia Municipality - Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR)
Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR)

Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR)


The Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR), located on Ermou Street in the heart of the walled city of Nicosia, opened in 2014. The CVAR is home to the Costas and Rita Severis collections, which include paintings, antique costumes and memorabilia related to Cyprus and its neighbors. The CVAR also houses a library and research centre whose over 5,000 volumes are available to scholars and casual readers alike. In its café and roof garden, the CVAR hosts workshops and seminars and screens films and slide shows. The CVAR hosts a wide range of activities supported by the Foundation and its partners to promote understanding and peaceful coexistence.

Come to CVAR for a walk through history and experience the magnificent views described by travelers and visitors centuries ago! From CVAR's unique and historic location, visitors can admire the tiled roofs, the historic palm trees, the countless churches, mosques and monuments of old Nicoisa—all with the Pentadaktilos as a breathtaking backdrop.