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Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St-Nicolas a Nice

Av Nicolas II, 06000 Nice, France
06 78 05 04 55
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Ranked #23 of 125 Attractions in Nice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This Russian cathedral was built in the early 20th century in honor of the son of Aleksandr II tsarevich Nicolai, who died in Nice after failing to... more » Owner description: This Russian cathedral was built in the early 20th century in honor of the son of Aleksandr II tsarevich Nicolai, who died in Nice after failing to recover from tuberculosis. « less
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Closed at present time, covered in scaffolding and 'covers', but will be back as what I have read promises to make it memorable.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

I was in Nice at the end of August and unfortunately had not looked at the reviews on this site regarding the Cathedral, and yes it is still closed there is absolutely nothing to see, They have set up a small alter in the grounds and there is a souvenir shop. I spoke to the lady in the shop and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were in Nice 9th September and the cathedral is still closed and the outside is completely covered in scaffolding. No information on the website about this so was a bit disappointed! Certainly don't go / make an effort to visit this until you know it's definitely back open.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

13 September still closed and the outside was completely covered so nothing can be seen. We were told it is not scheduled to open until 2015.

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Gdansk, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful Orthodox churches in Western Europe. Historically significant place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Unfortunately, when we went there, it was closed, but it looked quite interesting from the outside, Its very much Russian in all essence which is very detailed and different shapes of domes and colors. I always wanted to see the inside of the Russian Cathedral, but ah bad luck. Though we met a couple on our way, who did have... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Unfortunately when I arrived on August 18th and the cathedral was closed and the exterior was completely covered with scaffolding. The website did not say anything about it being completely closed. Looks like I should have checked tripadvisor first before going!

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We found it closed when we goot there despite the hotel and guides telling us it was open. Some firends went back later and said there wasn't much to see on the inside.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is the most beautiful orthodox church outside Russia, the most visited monument in Nice I dare to say. Very gold, shinny, studded with jewels and other treasures.

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I did not read about it in advance, so I had no idea of the renovation. However, I did make my way to the little gift shop in the courtyard. It was a Sunday and the priest was preparing for service, at the same courtyard.

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