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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

36 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3416
+1 727-937-3540
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How Great Thou Art

I didn't go inside the cathedral, but the structure of the building is interesting and lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pchaplin2
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
Beautiful

Very rare sight. This old cathedral has great history. Cannot take pictures inside. But you can... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
midiala l
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Miami, Florida
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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral was founded in 1905 and is the first and original Greek Orthodox Christian parish of the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. The present Cathedral was completed during WWII, in 1943. Much of the interior marble, including the iconostasis (icon screen), is from the Greek pavilion of the 1939 World's Fair in New York City. The Cathedral contains actual relics of St. Nicholas of Myra and is a point of pilgrimage for those who seek the intercessions of this most beloved of Christian saints. The Cathedral tower is the tallest architectural structure in Tarpon Springs and serves as the heart of the downtown and city. In the plaza to the north of the Cathedral is the famous "Cross Diver" statue which captures the pinnacle of the annual Epiphany Day (January 6) celebration for which the St. Nicholas Cathedral parish is known the world over. At the base of the statue are the names of young men - Orthodox Christian and non-Orthodox Christian - who made the supreme sacrifice during World War II.
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36 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3416
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't go inside the cathedral, but the structure of the building is interesting and lovely. There is a nice plaza outside with benches. A glorious monument to our Creator God!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very rare sight. This old cathedral has great history. Cannot take pictures inside. But you can take pictures outside.

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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral with great history and charm. Friendly staff a must see if you are visiting Tarpon Springs.

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

This church is absolutely Gorgeous and worth a visit to just appreciate the architecture, if you cant make a service.

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Wonderful place to spend some reflective time....very quiet and full of wonder. A must see for sure......Check it out.

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

This is a gorgeous church - rivals the churches in Europe or anywhere. Don't miss this opportunity to spend some time inside - appreciate the beautiful artists and craftsmen techniques in all directions. You can tell this was built with loving care.

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

I t will always be a part of me. Our whole life revolved around St. Nicholas My Dad was a great benefactor of our grest St. Nicholas. So proud.

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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

The church is absolutely beautiful!! We spent about 30 minutes here. The church is open 9a-3pm for visitors. There was a nice lady sitting just inside to welcome us and answered our questions. There is a box for donations available. You are allowed to take...More

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Even if you are not a religious person this church is a beautiful place to see and surrounding area is a sight to see too

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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

Whether you are religious or not, the cathedral is a must see while in Tarpon Springs. Beautiful artwork, icons, candles, windows, flowers. Greek Orthodox is quite different than what I, and probably most people, are familiar with. I found it fascinating! And quite stunning!

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sandraw576
June 3, 2017|
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Response from joycea233 | Reviewed this property |
the sign in front says 9am to 3pm
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Response from INginger | Reviewed this property |
We visited at around 4 PM. It was beautiful.
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To be married in an Orthodox Church at least one member of the couple must baptized and confirmed into the Orthodox Christian Faith and be an active communicant of a local parish. The other member of the couple must, at... More
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