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Saint Nicholas Cathedral

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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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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Beautiful, but respectful (mostly)

Outside the cathedral, there was a sign about Grace Kelly's wedding, but the inside was focused on respect. There were small signs asking for silence, especially around Grace... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Carolyn O
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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Outside the cathedral, there was a sign about Grace Kelly's wedding, but the inside was focused on respect. There were small signs asking for silence, especially around Grace Kelly's grave ("Gratia Patricia"). You could come around the altar of the church, which I've found is unusual in older cathedrals (usually only the nave is accessible and rest is roped off).... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Saint Nicholas Cathedral is the final resting place of the royalty of Monaco. The tombs are located in the semicircular gallery behind the altar.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As someone who has seen many cathedrals over the last years this is one of the most underwhelming examples (compare it to no-name cathedrals like Sion or Eisenstadt or Annecy). Considering that Monaco is a sovereign state I expected a bit more (although the pictures I have seen before prepared me a bit). It is true that the prince's family... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent example of Romanesque architecture, this is a relaxing trip around the cathedral that celebrates the principality of Monaco.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking slowly and reading the inscriptions of all the famous people in Monaco's history all buried in one place was incredible. The seats in this church looked much more comfortable than those typically found in other European churches of the same age. Within walking distance of the port and the palace - worth the time to visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a magnificent Cathedral, not far from the Royal Palace. All the Royals are interred here including Princess Grace. It is a well cared for Cathedral, inside and out, a beautiful place to visit, well away from the hustle and bustle of the port, the casinos and the F1 race track.

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Cremona, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Away from the bustling luxury of the principality, the cathedral offers moments of peace and silence along with the sacred history of the place and the graves of the former monarch and spouse.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Worth a quick visit - it's a beautiful cathedral and the resting place of most of the Grimaldi royalty.

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Paradise Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This a beautiful, well maintained cathedral. The ceiling seems higher by comparison, but maybe that's just me. I love that it has a cared for feel about it, bourn out by the display of old derelect columns alongside. I would not like to be there in peak season as the procession around the back of the alter was a bit... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

This cathedral is among the most beautiful in the world, in my opinion. It is the entombment sight for every monarch of Monaco for the past couple hundred years and Grace Kelly is also entombed there and she is the only non-Royal blooded family member. After her death, the constitution of Monaco was altered so she could be included among... More 

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