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Address: 4 rue Colonel Bellando de Castro, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
Phone Number: 377 93 30 87 70
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Description: Magnificent cathedral, built in 1875, is the final resting place of...
Magnificent cathedral, built in 1875, is the final resting place of Princess Grace of Monaco, several important 16th-century paintings and a wooden altar dating from the Spanish Renaissance.
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Lovely Cathedral in a Famous Fairyland Location.

Monaco is just like visiting Fairyland but the Cathedral is the highlight of the visit. The history of this church is amazing but inside it is very peaceful and inspiring. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It is very nice but very turist baced. I still think Marseilles cathedral is the best never been in Paris but as far as all the cathedrals besides milanos of course this is the best worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Monaco is just like visiting Fairyland but the Cathedral is the highlight of the visit. The history of this church is amazing but inside it is very peaceful and inspiring. The highlight was seeing Princess Graces resting place next to Prince Ranier. I certainly know how a fairytale romance happened in such a beautiful location. Highly recommend visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

As beautiful as all the principality. Cozy, simple but still be noticeable place. Thinking that was where the actress Grace Kelly married.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

When visiting any country for the first time one can get over exposed to the religous side and be churched out by the end of the holiday. We tend to cherry pick which churches and cathedrals we now visit. With regards to Monaco this would be one of them. Very neat, clean and tidy and beatifully kept.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a beautiful cathedral well worth the visit. It is up on the hill near the palace and so the view is also spectacular. All around the area are narrow 'streets/alleys' with shops/restaurants. You may want to take a city bus up the hill (especially if the weather is quite hot) and walk down the hill - as the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you're old enough to remember Grace Kelly and her fairy tale wedding to Prince Rainier, or if you're a fan of her movies, or if you just want to visit a church that's quite different from the usual Gothic masterpieces that dot Europe, don't miss the chance to visit the St. Nicholas Cathedral. More Romanesque in style, the interior... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

There was a wedding the day we visited Monaco so tourists were not allowed to enter the sanctuary of the church, but the staff was kind enough to let us sneak back into the vestibule of to peek inside. If you've already climbed up to see the Palace walk a few more paces and visit this impressive building. (If there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Let me say I believe no matter how long you have for your visit to "The Rock", you need to make time to visit the church. While much of the old quarter lived up to expectations, St. Nicolas left me underwhelmed. It was a nice building but it had a sterile feel that I did not find in other churches... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We toured the cathedral mainly to see Princess Grace's and Prince Ranier's memorial/tombs. The cathedral itself was very large and a pleasant surprise in itself. There was not an entrance fee and it is self guided. Easy to see in less than 15 minutes unless you want to sit down awhile and just soak up the tranquility of the place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Well kept cathedral with a beautiful white facade. Oftentimes, there is a rushed queue to visit the tombs of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier.

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Address: 4 rue Colonel Bellando de Castro, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
Phone Number: 377 93 30 87 70
Location: Europe  >  Monaco  >  Monaco-Ville

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