Centre of Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia

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The Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR), located in 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, traditional costumes and memorabilia related to Cyprus and its neighbours. CVAR also houses a library and research centre with over 5,000 volumes which are available to scholars and casual readers alike. In Balthazar Café, Restaurant & Roof Terrace, CVAR hosts workshops and seminars, and screens films and slide shows. CVAR hosts a wide range of activities supported by the Foundation and its partners to promote understanding and peaceful coexistence.
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  • CVAR located at Ermou street in Nicosia. Interesting collection and Nice place to review Cyprus arts and history: paintings, clothings, books, etc  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 somew...  more »
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  • Very impressing ethnological exhibition travelling through the history of Cyprus, showing drawings, maps, posters but also scenes with costumed mannequins and artefacts of daily use like beer mats, dishes, cigarette packets etc. The restaurant offers delicious local specialities, the shop has a good assorted bookcorner, local costum jewellery, posters and small presents. In any case worth visiting!

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Despite being the country's capital, Nicosia is not as geared toward tourists as the resorts on Cyprus' sunny coast. Hotels tend to be geared toward business travelers but provide a comfortable stay. Renting a vacation apartment may be preferable option for many, as they enable you to live more like locals. The greater Nicosia area spreads far and wide, so stay near the old city to access the most popular attractions, bars, and restaurants on foot. For an economical option, look for lodging on the north side of the city.
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