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Visit CVAR for a walk through history, and experience the magnificent views described by travellers and visitors centuries ago

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Photographic Archive

Explore more than 40.000 photographs from the 1880s to 1970s that touch upon many aspects of Cyprus life

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Virtual Tours

Life in a museum

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Online exhibitions

Venice in Cyprus

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Permanent Exhibition

Discover more than 1,000 paintings produced by travellers who visited Cyprus between the 18th and 20th century displayed at CVAR’s four floor permanent exhibition area.


06 Oct 1553

6 October 1553: While John Locke was returning home from his pilgrimage to Jerusalem his ship stopped in Cyprus for a few days. He had a chance then to visit Nicosia.

Latest Events

Music Talks: Curses & Blessings

11 Oct 2022

Lecture: "Where were the antiquities, confiscated from Alessandro Palma di Cesnola in 1878, stored in late 19th century Larnaca?"

27 Sep 2022

Exhibition: "Mom, I don't want war!"

13 Sep 2022


Educational Programs

Every year the Centre of Visual Arts and Research receives thousands of children, and organises various educational programmes and workshops for schools and families. Our basic aim through these programmes is to transform a museum visit into a memorable experience for children and through creativity and fun, travel back in time and in the history of Cyprus from the 18th to the 20th century.

With these programmes we also aim to cultivate in children concepts and values such as acceptance, empathy and mutual understanding.

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