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Russian Orthodox Church (San Basilio)

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saronic wrote a review Nov 21
Zurich, Switzerland17,090 contributions1,535 helpful votes
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Near Sanremo's Casino one will see the Russian Orthodox Church of Christ the Saviour, which with its five onion-shaped domes reminds one a lot of the famous St.Basil Cathedral in Moscow. Definitely an attractive building, worth also to just see from the outside, when closed. At the end of the 19th century Russian nobility and affluent bourgeoisie loved to spend winters at the Côte d'Azur and nearby Sanremo in Italy, where one could find up to thousand Russians at a time. Still attached to their traditions, they had several Russian Orthodox Churches built. First in Nice, followed by Menton and Cannes and finally - in 1913 - in Sanremo. Just a year ago I had been to a Russian church in German Baden-Baden, another favourite haunt of this society. In the garden in front of the church one is surprised to find busts of the catholic Italian King Vittorio Emanuele III and his wife Elena. A nearby plaque is dedicated to the parents of Queen Elena, who had been buried here at her request: King Nicholas I of Montenegro in 1921 and his wife Milena in 1923, both of the orthodox faith and whose remains had been brought from Montpellier ( now though at Cetinje in Montenegro). Of him there is a monument at the Giardini Ormond-Nobel in the Eastern part of Sanremo. Queen Elena, who also passed away in Montpellier, just as her parents, is now buried at the Santuario de Vicoforte near Turin, together with her husband, who died 6 years earlier in Alexandria, Egypt.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Veroniek K wrote a review Oct 2020
Vught, The Netherlands514 contributions29 helpful votes
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Very colorful and nice icons! The music was very beautiful and you can enjoy sitting on a chair and listen
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Travelingjohn123 wrote a review Aug 2020
Peterlee, United Kingdom2,090 contributions421 helpful votes
I am quite happy to give a donation to a church but feel it is totally wrong for churches to charge an admission fee - hence we didn’t go into this church as they wanted €2 each. I appreciate they can be costly to run but most religious organisations are very rich and there is no need to charge to visit.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Viathou P wrote a review Jul 2020
Tuscany, Italy142 contributions25 helpful votes
We could sadly, only admire the outside of the church. Quite something to look at. We could watch it from the roof of our hotel, which made the view even more impressive.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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trayana wrote a review Dec 2019
Apt, France15 contributions
Wr highly recommend visiting the church! Beautiful icons and amazing architecture. Easily accessible on foot, too.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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