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“VERY NICE OUTSIDE & INSIDE!”

Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas
Ranked #119 of 575 things to do in Vienna
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Haifa, Israel
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74 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“VERY NICE OUTSIDE & INSIDE!”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

I'm not suggesting to make a detour, but if you're in the neighbourhood (not far from the Belvedere)- don't miss it.
All the Russian Cathedrals I've seen so far were very richly decorated outside, but very plain on the inside. Not this one!
It's a magnificent building with tipical "onion like" golden doms, glittering in the sunshine.
When you enter- the abundance of decorations is overwhelming.
Visit their website to see pictures.
Important information for women- be sure to bring with you some kind of shawl or hat, because bareheaded women aren't allowed inside Orthodox Churches.
They have a stock of headscarves by the entrance, but I find it more hygienic to use your own one.

Visited June 2013
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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142 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“lovely”
Reviewed 21 June 2013

We didn't go inside, because I was sure if we could. But this was the view from our hotel room. It is breathtaking!

Visited June 2013
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braila
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22 reviews
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“a place of prayer and piety”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

an exceptional cathedral, a magnificent building, full of history.
a place worth seeing every time you pass through Vienna

Visited September 2011
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Canada
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Outstanding cathedral.”
Reviewed 6 January 2012

Building kept in good condition but clerk cannot speak English, so communication is limited

Visited July 2011
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