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Address: 36 North Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL
Phone Number: +1 727-937-3540
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Description: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral was founded in 1905 and is the first...
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral was founded in 1905 and is the first and original Greek Orthodox Christian parish of the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. The present Cathedral was completed during WWII, in 1943. Much of the interior marble, including the iconostasis (icon screen), is from the Greek pavilion of the 1939 World's Fair in New York City. The Cathedral contains actual relics of St. Nicholas of Myra and is a point of pilgrimage for those who seek the intercessions of this most beloved of Christian saints. The Cathedral tower is the tallest architectural structure in Tarpon Springs and serves as the heart of the downtown and city. In the plaza to the north of the Cathedral is the famous "Cross Diver" statue which captures the pinnacle of the annual Epiphany Day (January 6) celebration for which the St. Nicholas Cathedral parish is known the world over. At the base of the statue are the names of young men - Orthodox Christian and non-Orthodox Christian - who made the supreme sacrifice during World War II.
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A treasure in Tarpon Springs!

I have visited St. Nicholas cathedral many times as I'm Greek Orthodox and it is my church I go every Sunday with my family. I was married in 1986 at St. Nicholas and my 2... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have visited St. Nicholas cathedral many times as I'm Greek Orthodox and it is my church I go every Sunday with my family. I was married in 1986 at St. Nicholas and my 2 children were baptized in the church. Even if you aren't Orthodox, you owe it to yourself to visit this church to see all the beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Beautiful Cathedral and very spiritual. Peaceful and well worth the stop. The paintings, sculptures, architecture, and stained class are phenomenal. Very pleasant and informative staff, easy parking and near to everything else in Tarpon Springs,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It almost feels like a step into the past when you visit the Greek Cathedral. From the stain glass art on the windows to the amazing painted ceilings, all people can appreciate the talent and craftsmanship that went into this church. A must see when in Tarpon Springs

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Tampa, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral it is one of the best in the area for all the community in our area. I was able to go there for 20 miles from home but now I am not able to travel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

So beautiful. Steeped in history. Very friendly members. Walking distance to many nice shops and restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Such incredible architecture. The beauty and upkeep of this beautiful place reminded me how small I am in the grand scheme of things, but in a good way. Even children should be speechless.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Was a fantastic building in the Greek Orthodox style. Unfortunately when we were there it was closed but having seen others i would assume worth a visit when open to see the inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I had wanted to go to Florida and the Greek section of Tarpon Springs for many years. Shamefully, I discovered Westjet flies into Orlando seasonally and so I finally I booked our first two week vacation to the States- usually we only go for one. After one week doing Disney and Orlando we drove to other cities, Tampa, Clearwater, etc.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to get a chance to come into this church and I was amazed at how beautiful it was. I am NOT Greek Orthodox but a church is a beautiful place and I love going to different churches to see their windows. as we were leaving they were setting up for a wedding so we kept watching... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Visited the cathedral this afternoon in Tarpon Springs. It is exquisite, ornate, and extremely beautiful. The church is Greek Orthodox and is filled with smells, sounds and sights of another time and place. The stained glass has different scenes from the gospels and is quite lovely. Quiet and filled with the peace of God. It should not be missed.

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Address: 36 North Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL
Phone Number: +1 727-937-3540
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tarpon Springs

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