The Municipal Conservatory of Kavala is the building with the most obvious neoclassical features (pediments, pilasters, window frames with rhomboid geometric shapes below them, etc.). It was built prior to 1884 as the residence of a rich tobacco merchant. It took its present form after the end of the First World War, when it was renovated to house a bank.
Today it serves as the Municipal Conservatory of Kavala and houses the following departments: Accordion, Harmonium, Violin, Byzantine Music, Clarinet, Percussion, Guitar, Singing, Preparatory, Piano, Trumpet, Cello, Flute, Fife and Higher Theory. In addition, each year it holds the Y.A. Papaioannou International Music Festival and International Music Seminars.
Next to today’s conservatory is the building of the old conservatory of Kavala, a unique example in the town of French rococo architecture. Its external surfaces are filled with sculpted decorative elements. This building was constructed in the same period as the current conservatory but is now completely abandoned.