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“Beautiful Church!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Nice

St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Nice
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Nice Highlights Pedicab Tour
Ranked #10 of 217 things to do in Nice
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful Church!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

We made a special trip to this church while visiting Nice. It was absolutely beautiful, and would recommend if you are looking for something a little different. Just a note that if you want to visit inside, check out the website for hours and to make sure it's not closed due to a religious ceremony.

Visited October 2013
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Nice
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“Worth a visit if you're in Nice.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Typically crazy (to my Anglican eyes) Russian Orthodox architecture. I love it.
Don't expect St. Paul's or Notre Dame - it's vast and imposing, but nothing like those two.
Time your visit to avoid services - it's a working place of worship, which is a good thing.
If you're interested in culture, rather than just roasting on the beach, it's well worth including in your exploration of Nice's rich history as a destination for many different races & religions.
What's interesting here, is that the "Cathedral" (think the Orthodox call them "Basilica" or something like that?) was actually built by "White Russians" before the revolution - but now, of course, it's the "nouveau riche" Russians who are patronising the Cote d'Azur.
I don't know why other reviews say the place is hard to find - it's well signposted, and about ten minutes walk from the beach.

Visited September 2013
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Norwich
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“Was not really worth the long trek”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Rather disappointed with this visit. It as a long walk from central Nice and very dark when you get inside. We were not disrespectful in any way but a female attendant was rather officious.

Visited October 2013
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Velika Gorica, Croatia
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“simply breath taking!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

it was quite hard to find it, but BOY, when you see it, it will leave you breathless...
The day when i visited it, it was nice and sunny, and when the sun reflects of gold ornaments, it shines like the Lord himself came down to Earth...

Visited July 2013
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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“peaceful gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

beautiful building in a quiet corner of Nice, dont miss this!!

I would have bought a leaflet explaining the exhibits but there were none available in English

Visited October 2013
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