The Greek Orthodox Church of St Nicholas is tucked away just off the top of Bute Street. It was built in 1906 in the Byzantine style. In fact, it is one of the very few churches in the UK built as an Orthodox church.
In recent years, the church has been completely renovated.
The church interior is very beautiful. There is a carved icon screen and wall paintings depicting scenes from the life of Christ and also St Nicholas.
During the open day, the church will be open from 9.30am until 4pm.
There will be a service in the morning for the Feast of the Holy Cross. This will conclude by 12 noon. There will be a guided tour at 2.30pm.
Address - St Nicholas' Greek Orthodox Church, Greek Church Street, Cardiff, CF10 5HA.
Directions - If walking from Cardiff City Centre towards Cardiff Bay: Stand with your back to the Golden Cross pub on Bute Terrace. At the pedestrian crossing, cross Bute Terrace to arrive at the corner of Bute Street. Walk under the bridge and carry on down Bute Street until you reach a large building called Ty Gobaith which belongs to the Salvation Army. Just after this, turn right into North Church Street. This leads into Greek Church Street and you will see the gate of St Nicholas Church with a mosaic of St Nicholas above it.
Visitors are advised to walk or take a taxi to Greek Church Street. There is very limited parking space nearby.
There is not easy disabled access to the main body of the church as there are a few steps leading to it.