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A Brilliant gem, often overlooked. Don't Miss it!

This museum is unique. It pays tribute to not just the "bi-communal" nature of Cyprus, but all the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pamela G
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Athens, Greece
A historical guide to Cypriot culture

This new and immaculate museum should be better known, as it is the place to come if you want to... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
JamesPoke
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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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Pamela G
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

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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

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

Thank Gianfranco L
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

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

Thank MyriaAntCy
Reviewed 2 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.

Thank PierisT
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This gallery is small but wide ranging, with an excellent display of paintings connected to Cyprus, either by the subject matter, or the artist having been born or having spent time here. Both Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot artists are represented, and a wealth of...More

1  Thank paulandozzie
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Well organized arts center. You learn a lot of history with the vast range of exhibits they have. I recommend visiting when they have an event! Last one i visited was the "bridal fashion show". Amazing!! They offer food and drinks at their restaurant and...More

1  Thank Veronica S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Former President Glafcos Clerides office, books desk are here. The military uniform of apast British Governor General of Cyprus is here. Eclectic collection up to immediate era. Restaurant with tasty fare on ground floor

Thank Bryan W
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