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St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Nice

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Address: Avenue Nicolas II, 06000 Nice, France
Phone Number: 06 78 05 04 55
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This Russian cathedral was built in the early 20th century in honor of the...

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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We stopped by St Nicholas Cathedral during a visit to Nice. It was so worth it. The outside is stunning, like something out of a fairy tale. The inside is beautiful too, but since... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the church at a time it should have been opened. However when we arrived the doors were locked and the security guard was uncooperative as to why we could not enter. There is nothing else to see in the area so you may be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by St Nicholas Cathedral during a visit to Nice. It was so worth it. The outside is stunning, like something out of a fairy tale. The inside is beautiful too, but since this is a religious institution no photos are allowed. Women should have their shoulders covered and men must remove their hats. You can walk here from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked here from the Promenade des Anglais. It's uphill and took about 25 minutes. A lovely church and setting. Beautiful decor and icons inside. They have scarves to cover your shoulders out of respect. Also a lovely chapel in the grounds. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been here 2 years ago when it was being restored and couldn't see it, I was really glad to return to see the completed church. The outside is stunning and can be seen for quite a distance. Typical Russian spires/domes. Inside there is wheelchair access (but enquire if needed) as I didn't see that entrance or lift. I did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thr exterior is stunning and extremely well maintained. I am not an expert on Russian Orthodox Cathedrals. Having only ever visited St. Basil's in St. Petersberg. This building is impressive for its architecture and the immaculate way in which it is maintained. I really recommend a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a must visit place on the itinerary of Nice. The architecture will leave you spell bound and the place is just amazing

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cathedral nice to look at outside and in. There are guides available but at the time we visited there wasn't one who spoke English.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're use to the same old architecture when we visit churches and have never really seen anything like this. The turrets with different colours and designs are so cool. Take a look inside too as there are some really detailed pieces of art/religious relics. Be sure to take something to wrap up/dress conservatively, although there are scarves on offer if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to Zsar Nicholas II this church was built Only in 1912 was it completed Open daily 9-12 2-6 except Monday not open in morning Great photo opportunity from the outside, no photos to be taken inside

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would have liked to visit, but the Cathedral has been closed to visitors for security reasons since July 14th

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