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“Must see” 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.
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is the most beautiful orthodox church outside Russia, the most visited monument in Nice I dare to say. Very gold, shinny, studded with jewels and other treasures.

Visited July 2014
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“Until next year”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I did not read about it in advance, so I had no idea of the renovation. However, I did make my way to the little gift shop in the courtyard. It was a Sunday and the priest was preparing for service, at the same courtyard.

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“Closed for renovation - but no information on the cathedrals website”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were very disappointed today as we arrived walking from the city centre, just to look upon a closed gate with little information, and a totally covered cathedral.

Visited July 2014
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“Under restoration”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

The St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, is a Russian Orthodox cathedral of the Moscow Patriarchate, the legal property of the Russian Federation administered by the Property Department of the Moscow Kremlin and a national monument of France, located in the city of Nice. Opened in 1912, thanks to the generosity of Russia's Tsar Nicholas II, it is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe.
But please be informed
It is totally covered for restoration.

Visited July 2014
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“it is the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

Amazing church, the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe. Best to go there on the hop-on hop-off bus. Be aware: it's closed from 12-2 for lunch. Worth the visit. The icons are fantastic.

Visited July 2014
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