St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Nice, architectural photography in Cote d’Azur

July 24, 2014
decorations at Russian church in Nice, France

Architectural detail of Russian Orthodox Church

avenue Nicholas II, Nice, France
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 43.7037, Longtitude: 7.2536;
Date photograph taken: 25-09-2011

Nice is a beautiful city in Cote d’Azur, France. It was frequently visited by Russian Tsar and nobility since 1864. St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral was build in 1912 with the help of Nicholas II. This church has typical Russian style and is one of many famous landmarks in Nice well worth of architectural photography.

Russian orthodox cathedral in Nice France, travel images
Iron gates leading to cathedral

 

To plan a trip to St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church be ready to veer off the beaten path. In Nice that means be prepared to leave another famous landmark Promenade des Anglais. The church is located several blocks inland. Nice is a great town to explore on foot so if you like budget travel ideas just walk. Follow boulevard Gambetta until you pass train station on your right, the cathedral will appear on your left.

Stone sign saying "1865 memory"
Stone sign saying “1865 memory”

Make sure you take you camera with you to capture European cityscapes and collect more pics for your travel images photo gallery. You will see many details that make European travel so different and attractive – small bakeries and cafes, beautifully decorated windows, shops with fresh produce, local Provence souvenirs.

St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral sits on a large piece of land in the middle of a residential neighborhood. The architecture of the cathedral it truly magnificent and reminds St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. It is also the largest Russian Orthodox church in Europe and certainly adds character to Nice’s cityscapes. There are many other very niceĀ  church buildings scattered around Nice, so there are lots of photography opportunities.

Famous landmarks of Nice - St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Famous landmarks of Nice – St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral
Pictures of builfings - cathedral looks like St. Basils in Russia
Architectural details – domes, crosses, golden accents
People taking pictures of the famous landmark
People taking pictures of the famous landmark
Closer look at architectural details
Closer look at architectural details

St. Nicholas Russian orthodox cathedral nice france

St. Nicholas Russian orthodox cathedral nice france

St. Nicholas Russian orthodox cathedral nice france

St. Nicholas Russian orthodox cathedral architecture nice france

Memorial sign at Russian orthodox cathedral nice france
Memorial plaque saying that this cathedral was erected thanks to the support of Nicholas II and his mother Empress Maria Fedorovna
St. Nicholas Russian orthodox cathedral architecture nice france
Golden decorations and ornaments of the church exterior
St. Nicholas Russian orthodox cathedral - Symmetry of the church architecture
Symmetry of the church architecture

St. Nicholas Russian orthodox cathedral architecture nice france

St. Nicholas Russian orthodox cathedral architecture nice france

  Date: 25.07.2017 by FPImages

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