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Address: Lincoln and Cathedral Streets, Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907/747-8120
Visit St. Michael's Cathedral like an insider
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$62*
and up
Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear

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Big part of Sitka's rich history!

Easy to visit; in the center of town-most likely the favorite place to see in Sitka. Rich Russian Orthodox history-a cathedral with more than a century's worth of tradition... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Easy to visit; in the center of town-most likely the favorite place to see in Sitka. Rich Russian Orthodox history-a cathedral with more than a century's worth of tradition, artifacts and cultural contributions. Don't miss it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Really had good time seeing the collection of religious art. The beauty of the art was a spiritual experience to me, reaching deep into my inner self.

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Kake, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sure this building has a lot of history, but to me it's just a church with a lot of fancy looking decorations. Maybe they could have used more of the money taking care of the people and less for decorations. It's cool to look at as you walk past, but I can think of a hundred better things to do... More 

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Sitka, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This Russian Orthodox church is usually only open for tourists when the cruise ships are in, or for services. Yes, it is an active church which still holds services. There is no seating, so be prepared to stand. But, as a tourist visiting the church, I must say it was beautiful inside and well worth going to. There is a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The presentation on the history of the church was very interesting and it was amazing to walk around and see all the iconography literally covering the walls.

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The Hill Country, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A superb collection of Orthodox religious artifacts. It is a very moving experience even if you are not religious. Lots of history. Highly recommended.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

HI. this is right in town and if you do the walking tour you cant miss it. its like on the main street and can see it from close by. it was closed when we got to town but it is unusuall in that it is in the middle of 2 streets. the street goes around it on both sides.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

As you enter the Cathedral it is amazing to see the breathtaking beautiful religious icons and artifacts.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The interior was beautiful and our guide had lots of facts about the icons and paintings. There is a book store as well. Picture taking is allowed and men are asked to remove hats. It was a terrific spot to stop on our tour.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This church looks very ordinary from the outside but once you go inside you will be amazed. I had never been in a Russian Orthodox church before this one and I was splendidly surprised by the religious art, icons and screens. I am glad they saved them from the fire. If you are in Sitka you must visit this church.... More 

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