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St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Nice

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Address: Avenue Nicolas II, 06000 Nice, France
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+33 6 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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Not enlightened by night

I'm just keeping the average mark by other trippers because I haven't been able to see the Cathedral since I was there by night and it's unfortunately not enlightened ! It's an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there for easter in may 2016 and my impresion is very positive. nice ortodox cathedral and very sweeteness for this evant

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm just keeping the average mark by other trippers because I haven't been able to see the Cathedral since I was there by night and it's unfortunately not enlightened ! It's an average 20 to 30mn walk from the city centre (close to the train station)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very pretty Russian style church, set in a little oasis of greenery. The church is free to enter but parking is very limited and can get quite congested.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In my travels, I like to visit Imperial Romanov family sites, so when visiting Nice, I specifically went out of my way to come check out this beautiful cathedral. The church is located in an unremarkable neighborhood, an easy walk from the central train station. The exterior is gorgeous and picturesque, and it rivals many of the Orthodox churches you'll... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The quality of the exterior is amazing, and would not be out of place in Moscow or St.Petersburg. The interior is not quite as stunning although do not let this put you off. The cathedral, consecrated in December 1912 in memory of Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsarevich of Russia, who died in Nice, was actually funded by the Tsar Nicholas II. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would call it must visit. Near the railway station, this cathedral has a distinctive architecture of its own

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While it is certainly beautiful inside, it is definitely different than other churches in the area. Almost out of place. Very small once inside, and no photographs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very richly decorated inside with Art Nouvou and beautifully striking icons. As a Russian person myself I founds it one of the best examples of Orthodox Church architecture and it should give a real feel into the culture of a numerous Russian community in Nice

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

In the middle of a residential district, this is a beautiful piece of architecture. It represents the typical Russian architectural style.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This is well worth a visit, a gem in a fairly dull corner of Nice. We booked a guided tour which was very interesting includes a visit to private chapel and full explanation of history of the cathedral and all the icons. Cathedral was restored about 18 months ago and looks superb

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