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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral

36 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL 34689-3416
+1 727-937-3540
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so beautiful

Wonderful place to spend some reflective time....very quiet and full of wonder. A must see for... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
316melissa
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Catskill Region, New York
Very, very beautiful and inspiring!

This is a gorgeous church - rivals the churches in Europe or anywhere. Don't miss this opportunity... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
LWRFL
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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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 34689-3416
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Wonderful place to spend some reflective time....very quiet and full of wonder. A must see for sure......Check it out.

1  Thank 316melissa
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This is a gorgeous church - rivals the churches in Europe or anywhere. Don't miss this opportunity to spend some time inside - appreciate the beautiful artists and craftsmen techniques in all directions. You can tell this was built with loving care.

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I t will always be a part of me. Our whole life revolved around St. Nicholas My Dad was a great benefactor of our grest St. Nicholas. So proud.

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

The church is absolutely beautiful!! We spent about 30 minutes here. The church is open 9a-3pm for visitors. There was a nice lady sitting just inside to welcome us and answered our questions. There is a box for donations available. You are allowed to take...More

1  Thank MountainlakeGirl
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Even if you are not a religious person this church is a beautiful place to see and surrounding area is a sight to see too

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Whether you are religious or not, the cathedral is a must see while in Tarpon Springs. Beautiful artwork, icons, candles, windows, flowers. Greek Orthodox is quite different than what I, and probably most people, are familiar with. I found it fascinating! And quite stunning!

1  Thank MarcGrif
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We were hoping to spend time looking at the church and the beautiful stained glass windows, but a wedding was about to begin. We went in for a quick stop and the formally clad wedding guests were very gracious to not be offended by our...More

1  Thank joycea233
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Take lots of photos. The caretaker was very insightful and knowledgeable. Beautiful and historical. You won't regret stopping by.

1  Thank Edward S
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Besides the usual tourist things in Tarpon Springs there is a bit of history that deserves a stop. This church, part of the Greek Orthodox tradition is an architectural marvel. Stone from the Greek pavilion at the Worlds Fair adorns the front of the church....More

2  Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We have visited this Cathedral every time we visit Tarpon Springs, usually at least one time each year. We have been there when there hasn't been a service, so we have walked around looking at all the hand carved pieces and enjoyed the architecture. It...More

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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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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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