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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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Beautiful history

I had wanted to see St Michaels for years and finally had the opportunity to do so while on a cruise. What an amazing collection of artifacts and what a beautiful church. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Dover, Delaware
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Oakland, California
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110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

This church stands literally in the middle of the Main Street of Sitka. Cars go around it on both sides. The photography of it can take place from two blocks away down by the port. Inside is a typical Russian orthodox feeling with no pews and icons on the walls. Having been in churches in Russia, this is nothing special... More 

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San Diego
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233 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Really very little to see. Staff was very nice! I recommend the Sheldon Museum if you want to see a lot of very nice artifacts.

Thank SanDiego333
Leamington Spa, England
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192 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is the major landmark of Sitka and is worth a look around to connect with the Russian history of the town.

Thank CAMD
Dover, Delaware
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47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I had wanted to see St Michaels for years and finally had the opportunity to do so while on a cruise. What an amazing collection of artifacts and what a beautiful church. We loved listening to the history of the church from a lady that was working that day. I would recommend anyone that can go see this to do... More 

Thank deladypilot
Oshkosh, WI
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207 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A unique church depicting the russian heritage here in Alaska. They have some interesting items, but the structure is in definite need of repair.

Thank Cabo_Bob_and_Harriet
Espoo, Finland
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

There is nothing super special about St Michael's Cathedral, but it is the landmark of Sitka. Nice, decorative cathedral is checked out in fifteen minutes.

Thank Nora T
Elverta, United States
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105 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Our friends loved seeing this Cathedral and going inside. They were enthralled and we very happy we took them to this location. This was not our first visit. We have been a few times and left an offering in the past. I have many pictures, but you need to visit so I will only show the outside. When inside be... More 

Thank Robert H
Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very nice little historic church right in downtown Sitka. Interesting to learn about the Russian community that was here not so very long ago.

Thank Carol P
Lafayette, Colorado
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242 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is a gorgeous place and walkable from the center of town. Really worth a visit. It is a nice place of calm, and perhaps a few minutes of reflection while touring around

Thank canada777-1207
Park Rapids, Minnesota
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207 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Our group arrived just in time for a member of the church to give us a very good history of The Church, including the many icons saved from a devastating fire in the 1960s. One does not have to be Russian Orthodox to appreciate the beauty of this small cathedral.

Thank OliverandLisa

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