10 August 2007

The Cathedral

Work started on the Neo-Romanesque Cathedral in 1875 and it was inaugurated in 1884. The Diocese of Monaco was constituted in 1887. The Cathedral was built over the former Church of Saint Nicholas of stone from La Turbie and Brescia. Prince Rainer and the beautiful American actress, Grace Kelly were married here and now lie together in the crypt. As you can see many tourists come to visit the cathedral and to pay their respects.


Denton said...

My first thought was how well organized everyone is in the photo. I assume these are tour groups with a guide they are listening to ... Where are all the tourists with cameras?

Ann (MobayDP) said...

It is a beautiful cathedral. I'm amazed that with so many tourists the area looks so clean.

It's also interesting to see visitors going into the cathedral in shorts.

Fabrizio Zanelli said...

I remember the Grace Kelly funeral in the cathedral... How sad it was.

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