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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 #21 of 122 Attractions in Nice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Sao Paulo, SP
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Bergen, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were very disappointed today as we arrived walking from the city centre, just to look upon a closed gate with little information, and a totally covered cathedral.

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Tehran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, is a Russian Orthodox cathedral of the Moscow Patriarchate, the legal property of the Russian Federation administered by the Property Department of the Moscow Kremlin and a national monument of France, located in the city of Nice. Opened in 1912, thanks to the generosity of Russia's Tsar Nicholas II, it is the largest Russian Orthodox... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Amazing church, the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe. Best to go there on the hop-on hop-off bus. Be aware: it's closed from 12-2 for lunch. Worth the visit. The icons are fantastic.

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Western Australia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had seen this wonderful church at a distance many years ago - and were so looking forward to properly exploring it on this visit. We made a special time to see it - and it is TOTALLY covered in scaffolding and protective fabric. There seems to be some roofing problems apparently, but the notice outside in French did not... More

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It took us awhile to walk to the cathedral only to be disappointed to learn that it was closed for renovation.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Arrived and initially able to enjoy the beauty and atmosphere. Pleased to respect the request for quiet and appreciated the opportunity to enjoy the ornate decoration. However, I was soon ashamed to be British when a coach load of noisy people seemed unable not to chatter and complain about the admission charge.

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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very disappointing there was scaffolding around the whole building and this was then clad in tarpaulin so we did not even get to see the outside of the building and the gates were locked.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This wonderful cathedral is worth a visit but not at the moment where it is covered in scaffolding and tarpaulin. It is largely also not possible to go inside the building. On a hot day it would be a shame to trudge all the way there, only to be disappointed, like we were.

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