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Centre of Visual Arts and Research

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Interesting History Of Cyprus Through The Visual Arts

First thing - may I suggest to the operators a name change for this fine centre to better reflect... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
peter1107a
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Sydney, Australia
A place of hope and peace

It is a great place for different cultural events. The new architecture is well integrate in the... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Raluca M
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Bucharest, Romania
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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 & Rita Severis collections, which include paintings, antique costumes and memorabilia...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First thing - may I suggest to the operators a name change for this fine centre to better reflect its status. It is really a museum concerned with the history of Cyprus as seen mainly through the visual arts eg. paintings/ posters / photos; and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank peter1107a
Reviewed 25 October 2018

It is a great place for different cultural events. The new architecture is well integrate in the context, the collection is interesting and the host are friendly and warm.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Raluca M
CVARSeveris, Social Media Manager at Centre of Visual Arts and Research, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Many thanks for the kind words!

Reviewed 12 August 2018

You cannot miss this wondeful museum! It perfectly describes the hgistory of Cyprus and It pays tribute to the "bi-communal" nature of the island. It includes 4 floors with a diverse selection, along with an easy to understand summary of Cyprus' timeline in a wonderful,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank elkakna
CVARSeveris, Social Media Manager at Centre of Visual Arts and Research, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Many thanks for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 28 June 2018

This museum is unique. It pays tribute to not just the "bi-communal" nature of Cyprus, but all the communities that make up this mosaic country. Its wonderful, participatory way of presenting the history of Cyprus, and including presentations by Greek, Turkish, Armenian, and other Cypriots...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pamela G
CVARSeveris, Social Media Manager at Centre of Visual Arts and Research, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

We appreciate your kind words!

Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

This new and immaculate museum should be better known, as it is the place to come if you want to get a true sense of historical culture in Cyprus. Set on four floors, the museum takes you through Cyprus history by means of paintings, some...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this wonderful museum, perfectly detailing the history of Cyprus in informative way through beautiful art and memorabilia. Plaques in English and 4 floors with a diverse selection, along with an easy to understand summary of Cyprus' timeline. Nestled amongst the quiet area of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Lucian U
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

It's been a pleasure to discover this unique, well organized and welcoming museum in the heart of Nicosia. A beautiful place with a great modern design, and wonderful, cozy atmosphere. There is a wealth of knowledge about Cyprus art and culture to be acquired in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank gianfrancol363
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

CVAR located at Ermou street in Nicosia. Interesting collection and Nice place to review Cyprus arts and history: paintings, clothings, books, etc

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank HA12014
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The CVAR, as it is known, is a museum dedicated to all Cypriot communities giving you a glimpse into their specific lifestyle. You will see paintings, clothes and a section with vintage items of daily use. The best would be if you managed to visit...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank MyriaAntCy
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Centre has been designed in a smart way, with emphasis on the bicommunal character of the island.It holds regular events on history and culture. It houses a cafe/restaurant. Good quality but somewhat pricey.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank PierisT
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