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Saint Nicholas Cathedral

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Address: 4 Rue Colonel Bellando de Castro, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
Phone Number: +377 93 30 87 70
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Magnificent cathedral, built in 1875, is the final resting place of...

Magnificent cathedral, built in 1875, is the final resting place of Princess Grace of Monaco, several important 16th-century paintings and a wooden altar dating from the Spanish Renaissance.

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Beautiful church

Stopped by this church on our walk around the area after lunch. This is a beautiful church with benches outside for a break on from your city exploration.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by this church on our walk around the area after lunch. This is a beautiful church with benches outside for a break on from your city exploration.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth seeing. I had gone here as my family's Saint Day is St Nicholas - it was closed during July 2015 (when I visited, as I was unable to selected the date in the options).

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Thank Andrea S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

as we walked in the stunning organ was playing, it sent chills up my spine. Such a lovely cathedral and well worth dropping in if you are near the Oceanographique museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered down here from the Palace up the hill and marvelled at the grand building from outside. Inside it has many beautiful features, I particularly liked the mosaic near the door. Princess Grace and Prince Rainier's tombstone was adorned with beautiful flowers. We were glad we went inside this grand Cathedral when visiting Monaco.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool off from the heat with a walk round and a quiet prayer in this very peaceful place. There are organ concerts through August 2016 and some interesting artwork.

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Thank Simon B
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture and one of the things you have to see when you visit Monaco. Many of the Grimaldis were buried here, including Grace Kelly and more recently, Rainier III. From September through June, the singers of the Cathedral Choir School sing during mass every Sunday at 10:00am.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a beautiful cathedral built in the Roman-Byzantine style. Its building was completed in 1875 on the site of the first parish church in Monaco. That church dated back to 1252. The cathedral looks huge from the outside but has quite an intimate feeling to it. There are some lovely side altars. There are several beautiful statues as well... More 

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Croydon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful old church. I was a fan of beautiful Princess Grace. To see her entombed on the Cathedrals floor was quite moving. It was lovely and peaceful in this church and I was glad to go inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Not as opulent as many other cathedrals but beautiful stained glass windows and magnificent organ. Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace were married here and both are now buried here along with other members of the royal family. There is a lovely portrait of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace at the head of Princess Grace's stone.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We passed the Cathedral on the way between the Oceanographic Museum and the Royal Palace. It is worth having a look inside, as there is a spectacular dome and many interesting side-chapels to look at with beautiful statues and paintings. Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco were both married and buried here.

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