Saint Nicholas Cathedral Or Cathedral De MonacoCurrently Closed
- Address: 4 Rue Colonel Bellando de Castro, Monaco-Ville 98000, Monaco
- Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: 377-93308770
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
To get all confusion out of the way the Saint Nicholas Cathedral is also known as Cathedrale de Monaco or by its third name the Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee. A parish church occupying the same spot as the cathedral was built in 1252 and consecrated to Saint Nicholas. The cathedral that stands before you today was built in 1875, interestingly with the same type of white stone from “La Turbie” (a region in France) that was used to build the oceanographic museum. It is the cathedral used for the royal weddings. Apart from the fabulous architecture of the cathedral one can take note of the wooden retable (raised altarpiece) by Renaissance painter Louis Brea painted in the early 16th century. An organ with four keyboards was installed in 1976. It is also famous for being the burial site of many of the Grimaldi family including the man who made modern Monaco into what it is today, Prince Rainier III, and his wife the acclaimed American actress Grace Kelly. From September to June every Sunday at 10am, mass is sung by the cathedral choir Les PetitsChanteurs de Monaco (a choir made up entirely of young boys established in 1904 by Prince Albert I). Unlike the European behemoths it is a small church with clean and modest without any ostentatious displays. It is perfect for a quiet and peaceful prayer.
Light a candle and pray for someone dear to you. The Renaissance altarpiece, Princess Kelly and Prince Rainier III burial sites. A small historically important cathedral.
- Make sure your clothing is respectable, i.e. don’t waltz in wearing swimwear.
- The cathedral is located in the old town, the “Rock”. The Oceanographic Museum and the Prince’s Palace are very close by. Plan your day well and you catch all the nearby sites in a day.
- Breaking one of the Ten Commandments in church premises will result in minus 10 points from you final score.
- Chemin des Pecheurs parking lot is situated under the Oceanographic Museum.
- Closed :6:00 pm (winter)
- Take bus numbers 1 or 2 in the direction of Monaco Ville and get off at the terminal, Place de la Visitation. Then a short walk to the cathedral.
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95% of people who visit Monaco include Saint Nicholas Cathedral Or Cathedral De Monaco in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
42.8% of people start their Saint Nicholas Cathedral Or Cathedral De Monaco visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Saint Nicholas Cathedral Or Cathedral De Monaco
55.76% of people prefer walking in order to reach Saint Nicholas Cathedral Or Cathedral De Monaco
It is a beautiful cathedral inside and outside. You'll find Grace Kelly's tomb there under her birth name 'Gratia Patricia' They required some dress code as both, female and male, wearing shoulders covered. Shorts are allowed.
Beautiful The Cathedral is really beautiful from the Inside and the Outside. While visiting Monaco, we had no real agenda. We were just walking around the whole place and we came across the Cathedral and it didn't disappoint. The architecture is beautifully done and the Cathedral itself gives off a calming feel
A gorgeous cathedral with magnificent architecture. Several of Monaco's princes and princesses are buried inside the church.
Beautiful place ... full of history... must see inside especially
Beautiful interior, nice to see tombs for Princess Grace and Prince Rainer.