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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

36 North Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL
+1 727-937-3540
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral was founded in 1905 and is the first and original Greek Orthodox Christian parish of the Tampa-St. Petersburg... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Folsom, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The interior of the church is beautiful and a shrine to the faith. The dome, icons and stained glass windows along with the copper dome are all gorgeous.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

You won't regret it, it is beautiful. It is only open during service hours, there is a 8:15 and 10:15 service on Sundays.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A beautiful piece of history, art and architecture. A must see if you're visiting Tarpon Springs. Definitely bring a camera the inside is just as beautiful with all the art and stained glass. Right down the road from the bayou where you can see manatees and dolphins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This beautiful cathedral is definitely worth your time. DONT miss it, very inspiring and peaceful place, regardless of faith.

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Summerfield, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is not the largest Cathedral I have ever visited and it is not the most beautiful or elegantly appointed although it is beautiful inside and out. But the locals claim the reason that Tarpon Springs has not be hit by a hurricane is because of the presence of the Cathedral. I am not Greek Orthodox but I certainly would... More

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Hudson, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

a greek cathedral in florida is indeed a very special place to to see. Just follow the normal guide lines of visiting any church and remember this is an active working church

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

St. Nicholas is a beautiful very European feeling cathdral. The Greek community in Tarpon Springs should be very proud of their church.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This Greek Cathedral should be a stop you make when in Tarpon Spring. It is a very moving experience. You can feel the hand of god here. Don't past it up. Its a moving experience.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This Church is amazing. The icons, the murals and the glass windows. It is a spiritual place. You can find peace here among the chaotic thrall of the nearby Sponge Docks. It is a national treasure. It has to be seen to know it's true beauty.

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Succasunna, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited Tarpon Springs Florida the other day with the intention of eating an Authentic Greek Meal. Friends had recommended the restaurant "Mykonos" and the sponge docks too. I always check out an area I'm going to visit for any "not to miss" interesting things. St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church caught my attention. From the outside you can see the... More

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