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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

36 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3449
+1 727-937-3540
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Beautiful Cathedral

Really nice hour or so diversion. Just a block off the downtown area. Gorgeous artwork. I had three... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dawnafinancegal
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Naples, Florida
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Live here 20 years, will not move I love the town and it's history. Now that I am retired I go to... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
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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.
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36 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3449
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 12 July 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.

Thank Sylvia R
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Reviewed 10 July 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.

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Reviewed 9 July 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

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Reviewed 5 July 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...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Boy, did I learn a lot from Dale, the groundskeeper. So glad he was around. With a small donation, you can light a candle, take a bottle of Holy Water. This place was truly breathtaking and I felt welcome. There is a special ambiance here.

Thank sle79
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

I didn't go inside the cathedral, but the structure of the building is interesting and lovely. There is a nice plaza outside with benches. A glorious monument to our Creator God!

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Very rare sight. This old cathedral has great history. Cannot take pictures inside. But you can take pictures outside.

Thank midiala l
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral with great history and charm. Friendly staff a must see if you are visiting Tarpon Springs.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This church is absolutely Gorgeous and worth a visit to just appreciate the architecture, if you cant make a service.

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sandraw576
4 June 2017|
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Response from joycea233 | Reviewed this property |
the sign in front says 9am to 3pm
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Response from INginger | Reviewed this property |
We visited at around 4 PM. It was beautiful.
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luisa h
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To be married in an Orthodox Church at least one member of the couple must baptized and confirmed into the Orthodox Christian Faith and be an active communicant of a local parish. The other member of the couple must, at... More
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