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“Under restoration” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St-Nicolas a Nice

Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St-Nicolas a Nice
Av Nicolas II, 06000 Nice, France
06 78 05 04 55
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$66*
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Nice City Sightseeing Small Group Tour
Ranked #26 of 107 Attractions in Nice
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This Russian cathedral was built in the early 20th century in honor of the son of Aleksandr II tsarevich Nicolai, who died in Nice after failing to recover from tuberculosis.
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“Under restoration”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, is a Russian Orthodox cathedral of the Moscow Patriarchate, the legal property of the Russian Federation administered by the Property Department of the Moscow Kremlin and a national monument of France, located in the city of Nice. Opened in 1912, thanks to the generosity of Russia's Tsar Nicholas II, it is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe.
But please be informed
It is totally covered for restoration.

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“it is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Amazing church, the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe. Best to go there on the hop-on hop-off bus. Be aware: it's closed from 12-2 for lunch. Worth the visit. The icons are fantastic.

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“Under Restoration !!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had seen this wonderful church at a distance many years ago - and were so looking forward to properly exploring it on this visit. We made a special time to see it - and it is TOTALLY covered in scaffolding and protective fabric. There seems to be some roofing problems apparently, but the notice outside in French did not seem to say for how long. We were there on a Sunday morning, and the Mass service was being conducted in the garden in front of the cathedral. You would need to check with the Tourist office I imagine, to see whether it is finished - should you wish to pay a visit.

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“Closed for Renovation”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It took us awhile to walk to the cathedral only to be disappointed to learn that it was closed for renovation.

Visited June 2014
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Arrived and initially able to enjoy the beauty and atmosphere. Pleased to respect the request for quiet and appreciated the opportunity to enjoy the ornate decoration. However, I was soon ashamed to be British when a coach load of noisy people seemed unable not to chatter and complain about the admission charge.

Visited May 2014
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