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Saint Nicholas Cathedral
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

I had the chance to visit this landmark while I was on a French Riviera tour...Princess Grace is buried in this church...it is free and you can take photos inside..definitely worth a stop

Visited March 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2013

The cathedral shares a plaza with the Palais de Justice and the Conseil National and is just up (or down, depending on your perspective) the road from the Prince's Palace. This makes it a convenient stop before or after visiting the latter.

It's a more restrained Cathedral than some of the others that I'd seen on the trip as it's entirely built in white stone and therefore monochromatic, unlike say, the Duomo in Florence.

There is a fine mosaic on the ceiling above the altar and the various chapels have some interesting paintings and/or statuary. And the tombs of both Princess Grace and Prince Rainier are both easily seen (the inscriptions are in Latin).

The building itself seems to tend more towards a modest, serene sedateness enchanced by the respectful silence of the visitors.

Visited October 2012
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We enjoyed touring this cathedral and seeing Princess Grace's final resting place. The building is quite lovely and it is free to enter.

Visited September 2012
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Golfe-Juan Vallauris, France
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

A lovely cathedral inside and out worth a look if your there as it is free! My Husband likes all that more than me and he thought it was beautiful too. Can take a few pictures and there is a nice view from outside of the sea

Visited June 2012
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“Quiet and peaceful place”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Beautiful church - very peaceful and stunning inside. It is on the way to the Palace and definitely worth going in for a quiet and cool 5 minutes and to see Princess Grace and Prince Ranier's tombs. It was nice that the tourists seemed to understand that this was not a place for talking and being loud - everyone was very respectful when we visited - not always the case we have found.

Visited October 2012
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