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“Beautiful Cathedral”

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 30, 2018

Really nice hour or so diversion. Just a block off the downtown area. Gorgeous artwork. I had three eleven year olds with me and they found it awe inspiring.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank dawnafinancegal
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Live here 20 years, will not move I love the town and it's history. Now that I am retired I go to the ceremony of the Epiphany beautiful traditions in the town of sponges.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Sylvia R
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral is a beautiful church filled with many Orthodox icons and rich in tradition.
It's a must see for anyone visiting Tatpon Springs.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Karen M
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

My sister got married here years ago and it's s beautiful church to be in. The walls are stunning and it's very large. Beautiful place to see

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank LindsayNjoe429
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in on a Friday afternoon, because we had seen pictures of this church on the internet and were curious to see how magnificent it might be in person. It truly was gorgeous with the paintings on the walls, on the ceilings, in the dome, the stained-glass was gorgeous. We just didn't know what we were looking at, because there was no guide, so no explanation. But, still taking it all in, it feels like a beautiful place to worship the Lord. We are glad we made the trip and plan on going back with my parents.

Christos anesti!!!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kooloomahwinkblink
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