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Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio)

Via Nuvoloni, 2, 18038 Sanremo, Italy
+39 0184 531807
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Sanremo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a beautiful church, and looks particularly striking from the outside. However, even though the entry fee was only 1 euro, we thought that the area open to visitors inside was decidedly small and uninspiring. Several icons to view, and nicely displayed. However, it would be nice if more of the interior were opened to the public.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Russian Church in Sanremo appears smaller than its currently closed counterpart just across the French border in Nice, but is nevertheless still worth visiting and you can easily spend half an hour viewing the artworks and religious icons. There is a small 1 euro entrance fee and he church is usually open to the public in the morning and... More

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Fort Lauderdale
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97 reviews 97 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A beautiful building that really surprised me - was not expecting this building to be so ornate. well worth taking a look at.

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Sittingbourne
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Visited on a Sunday when a service was taking place. They usually do not admit visitors during a service but did in our case. Stayed for half an hour. Beautiful chanting by two Russian female singers and church was full with Russians of all ages, including small children. Beautifully restored inside with domed ceiling.

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Cambridge
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Small entrance fee to enter. You can only see a tiny portion of the church and the crypt, but it is beautiful.

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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's a beautiful old building. A touch to history. And u can buy nice crosses there. The only thing that slightly disappoints is that the top cross is on the Ground now. (It fell down several years ago)

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Impressive building, shining inside. You are not allowed to take pictures inside. But it's very beautiful and worth visiting.

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Spain
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Lovely architecture, easy to find, takes only 15 minutes or so to have a good look around. Something different and unexpected in a seaside town.

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Gold Coast Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I made the fatal mistake of visiting a place without having read the Tripadvisor review. As I found out the hard way, men in shorts are not allowed in, so make sure you wear long pants if you are wanting to go in. Not sure what the inside is like, but the outside is beautiful and certainly worth the visit... More

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Asnieres-sur-Seine, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

good points close from center short visit nice paintings in church points to improve looks old lack of documentation - recent one in level -1 ==> needs to be refreshed not enough explanation in basilique (level -1)

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