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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The church was not open but just from the beautiful stained glass we could see from the outside I can just picture how it looks inside. Took some "postcard" shots outside.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank julie s
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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Prettt church on the outside. Spectacular inside. Gorgeous stained glass windows from the 1940's. Paintings on the ceiling and walls is awesome. Everything is in Greek so you cant understand it and no one is there to help. If you look long enough you can pick out parts of some stories in the bible in the paintings and decorations. Lots of candles and a great feeling.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Steve M
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

A must see if visiting Tarpon Springs. Beautiful architecture. Serene atmosphere. It was awe inspring.

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank TxYaYa
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

This church is a must see on your visit to Tarpon Springs. The paintings are very pretty, and the church is quite beautiful on the inside!

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank bgreenley
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Its a wonderful, small, Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Tarpon Springs. Beautifully kept with great decorations on the walls. The interior is modeled on Agia Sophia in Istanbul, albeit on a much smaller scale.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank cordyroy
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