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Monaco St Nicholas Cathedral

Address: 4 rue Colonel Bellando de Castro, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
Phone Number: 377 93 30 87 70
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Magnificent cathedral, built in 1875, is the final resting place of...
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Skibbereen, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We walked up to the Palace area especially to see this cathedral. This is where the Oscar winning actress Grace Kelly is buried alongside her husband Prince Rainier. This was also the church where the Monaco royal family gets married. Lots of history here and its a well kept and beautiful church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a lovely cathedral. It is not too ornately decorated as some are but is very quiet and lovely.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Most visitors still equate Monaco with Princess Grace (Grace Kelly) and her husband Prince Rainier. The exterior of this church belies what is behind the facade. It is an enduring memorial to the two Royals and is therefore quite unique and well worthwhile a visit even if you are not a "churchie" person. It exudes peace and tranquility. There is... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

You can't fail to see the cathedral when in Monte Carlo. It is lovely and dominant and just begs you to visit. The interior of this cathedral is appropriately quite sombre, even the resting places of Monarchs, and of course Princess Grace and Prince Rainier, are rather understated. We visited in December and had the place to ourselves. Outside it... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Cathedral was built in 1875 on the remains of St. Nicholas Church (which was there for 700 years) and that is why it is called St. Nicholas Cathedral. The official name is actually Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee or the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Monaco. The Roman-Byzantine style... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Took a day trip from Nice to visit this beautiful Cathedral and was glad that I did. It is very beautiful outside and when you enter, it is very peaceful and serene. It is tastefully decorated with lots of beautiful stained glasses and other religious artefacts. You can view the tombs of Royalty that have passed away as well. The... More 

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Fakenham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A lovely building full of history. The graves of the royal family are interesting and everyone crushes to see Grace of Monaco which is easy to spot with the pretty flowers on it. The stained glass and side chapels are amazing. Please take just fifteen minutes to visit, it is worth it and FREE!

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Edwinstowe, Notts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

this was part of our tour of Monaco & Monte Carlo on a trip from our cruise ship moored off Villefranche, we came to Monaco on the train, which was far cheaper than the ships arranged tours! The railway station in Monaco is below the city and a vast curved cavern of a place... There is a policeman to every... More 

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Périgny, Poitou-Charentes, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The cathedral was really nice and well kept, but didn't have the history of many other cathedral you would find in France. If you are interested in seeing the resting place to the royalty of Monaco and Grace Kelly, then it's worth a visit. It's close to the aquarium, so you can knock out both in one afternoon.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Lovely cathedral. Highlight is Grace Kelly's tomb - me and my mom are huge fans. A lot of people do miss her tomb since there are no guides inside the cathedral. Just make sure you go past beyond the altar, on the floor, it's the one marked Gratia Patricia - usually with lots of flowers on it.

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