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St. Michael's Cathedral

Lincoln and Cathedral Streets, Sitka, AK
907/747-8120
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Sitka
Type: Religious Sites
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Missoula, Montana
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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A visit here will help you understand why the Tlingit people were able to relate to this sect of Christianity...heavy on iconography, formality, ceremony.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The cathedral is exquisite. If you can catch a lecture, it is well worth it to understand the Russian Orthodox Church and the different kinds of icons. The metal work on them is unbelievably beautiful.

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New York City, New York
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Loved this little place. We got there when it first opened. We were the only ones there and I spent most of my time talking to the priest who was so patient in answering all my questions, and so informative. I was most interested in learning about the differences between the Catholic and Orthodox religions and they get that question... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Such an interesting church and the Madonna & Child icon I can still see - so inspirational. The priest was so welcoming and informative.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Not the most interesting place but it is located right in the centre of the town. Certainly worth a look if in the area. Good for history buffs.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Decided to dash in and out to see St. Michael's Cathedral quickly on one of my downtown adventures. It was one room and the smell of previous fire still lives strong inside. Interesting inside but better view from outside. Great if your Religious but not worn the donation in which was not required when I visited.

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Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was very interesting and if you know anything about Russian/Alaskan history this is your place. Much of the history was lost on us but it was beautiful and full of interesting artifacts, art and relics. Go and see this local spot of history.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were very pleasantly surprised by this cathedral. We got there right before they were closing and we really didn't want to pay for us both to go in for five minutes, but the admission lady let us both in for one. We felt guilty, especially seeing all of the beauty within, so we donated the other admission, but it... More

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Oakland, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This cathedral is amazing and highlights the unique community of Sitka. Sailors discovered the burning building and everyone in town worked together to save the relics. Because of the community working together, this cathedral has a wealth of historic artifacts. Must see! Donations accepted but not required

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Cahors
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This mini-cathedral houses some of the most wonderful artwork and artefacts. One does not need to be a follower of the Orthodox or any other faith to appreciate the beauty inside this building.

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