The Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR), located on Ermou Street in the heart of the walled city of Nicosia, opened in 2014. CVAR is home to the Costas and Rita Severis collections, which include paintings, antique costumes and memorabilia related to Cyprus and its neighbours. CVAR also houses a library and research centre with over 10,000 volumes available to scholars and casual readers alike. In its café and roof garden, CVAR screens films and slide shows. On the ground floor, CVAR hosts a wide range of activities, workshops and seminars 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 Nicosia—all with the Pentadaktylos as a breathtaking backdrop.

Museum Visiting Hours

Tuesday-Sunday: 9:30-17:00
Friday: 17:00-20:00 - only by appointment
Closed: Monday
Monday-Saturday: 9:30-17:00
Friday: 17:00-20:00 - only by appointment
Closed: Sunday
Individual: €5
Free entrance for children and students
Groups of 10+ : €3 per person
(please call: +357 22300994)
CVAR is disabled-accessible throughout