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St. Michael's Cathedral

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Address: Lincoln and Cathedral Streets, Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907/747-8120
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If you are into history, this is a gem - St Michael's has such historical significance to the village of Sitka and it was a very interesting place to visit. DO not miss the fake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you are into history, this is a gem - St Michael's has such historical significance to the village of Sitka and it was a very interesting place to visit. DO not miss the fake windows :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

this is the center of Orthodox Christianity in Alaska, and in some ways for much of the USA.a small unassuming building from the outside, inside is a glorious collection of icons and other pieces.the "suggested" donation becomes sort of mandatory. Located in the heart of Sitka, well worth seeing and reading the explanatory materials inside.

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very beautiful church. The icons are gorgeous and the history behind the church and it's burning was quite interesting. The docents are interesting to listen to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I always spend time to visit church wherever I go to new place..St. Michael is one of the majestic church you should to spend some time to pray. it is relieving.

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Terre Haute, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Beautiful Russian church in Sitka. Priest and seminarian available to answer questions. The icons were gorgeous.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had read about this church and its history but to see it in person was really wonderful. The church is filled with beautiful icons, so plan to spend a little time there. The deacon who was there is a native of Sitka and obviously has a tremendous love for this cathedral and its history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Absolute must visit for the icons and artwork. Very easy to get to. Stunningly beautiful, and interesting architectural history as well

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

St. Michael's Church is centrally located and it's distinct architecture, with it's onion dome, along with it's historical significance makes this a must see in Sitka. I was staying in Sitka for a few days as I came in with the state ferry, and I don't recall an admission charge. I read in another review that admission is charged only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Nice overview of the Russian Orthodox faith. The outside appearance is not that of a typical Cathedral but its inside is breathtaking. Even though I am not of the Russian Orthodox faith, I truly appreciated its awe inspiring interior. There is a nominal fee to actually step inside the main sanctuary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

After visiting the Russian Bishop House this was a must see. It is very bare bones inside - the congregation stands the entire service and look into a golden room which represents the kingdom of heaven. It was very informative and interesting to learn of another's faith.

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