Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Nice
A stunning - if seemingly out of place - structure in Nice, the city's Russian Orthodox Cathedral ranks up there with some of Eastern Europe's most impressive Orthodox cathedrals.
Built in 1912 and consecrated as the St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, this fixture in Nice was developed out of the Russian nobility's fondness for the French Riviera. A century later, people from all over the world visit the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Nice for a little taste of Russia in southern France.
Importance of the Nice Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Though the French treasure the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Nice, it was developed thanks to the generosity of Tsar Nicholas II. Nicholas funded the Orthodox Cathedral in honour of Nicholas Alexandrovich, a former heir to the Russian throne.
What labourers delivered to Nice was, and is still, the largest Russian Orthodox place of worship outside of the home country. Found directly in the Nice city centre, the Cathedral makes a popular attraction in the area and lies just a short walk from other local favourites, such as the Promenade des Anglais and the MAMAC Nice.
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