Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe St-Nicolas à Nice
Type: Religious Sites
A Russian Orthodox jewel on the Cote d'Azur, this turn-of-the-century cathedral is Tsar Nicolas II's tribute to a late Tsarevitch claimed by tuberculosis in 1865. Constructed in 1896 to serve the... Read More
A Russian Orthodox jewel on the Cote d'Azur, this turn-of-the-century cathedral is Tsar Nicolas II's tribute to a late Tsarevitch claimed by tuberculosis in 1865. Constructed in 1896 to serve the large population of Russian aristocrats who had taken up winter residence in the French Riviera, it is a polychromatic Byzantine masterpiece of brick and marble that is the largest of its kind outside Russia. It is renowned for its hand-carved woodwork, ceramic mosaics, religious icons framed in jewels and ornate beauty. But St. Nicolas's most characteristic feature is its six gold-leaf onion domes that are recognizable throughout the city.
boulevard du Tzarevitch
- May-Sept: Daily 9am-Noon, 2:30pm-6pm
- Oct: Daily 9:15am-Noon, 2:30pm-5:30pm
- Nov - Mid-Feb: Daily 9:30am-Noon, 2:30pm-5pm
- Mid-Feb - Apr: Daily 9:15am-Noon, 2:30pm-5:30pm
- Adult 3; Student 2
- Best Attractions & Activities: "The cathedral is closed to visitors on Mondays, but is open the rest of the week between 9am and 6pm with a one hour closure from 1pm to 2pm."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: A fantastic Russian Orthodox cathedral that has been lauded as a superior example of sacred architecture.