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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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Quiet Time

Spent a few minutes at this site. Interesting art on the walls donated by mostly Russians as the church was forming. Unique to Alaska I think. Worth a look.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Spent a few minutes at this site. Interesting art on the walls donated by mostly Russians as the church was forming. Unique to Alaska I think. Worth a look.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Took a small tour of the church since the architecure is very interesting. All kinds of Russian Orthodox icons on display.

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Pilot Point, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

There is a $5 entrance fee and there is not much to see inside. The people are very friendly and pictures are allowed.

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Lincoln, NE
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The size of this historic church gives it a really personal feeling. They ask for a $5 dollar donation, which is worth every penny to help keep this church going.

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Orlando
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Beautiful Russian Orthodox church, with a lot of icons and history. We saw this on a walking tour and our guide knew a lot about the various icons and church history. Worth having a guide to talk to you about it - not sure you could appreciate it on your own.

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Portland, ME
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A lovely religious space, rebuilt to original detail after a devastating fire. Miraculously, all the religious icons and massive chandelier were saved. We were given an enthusiastic explanation of the Russian history of the area and the role of the Cathedral and its bishop by a resident monk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My friend and I spent a week in Sitka and on our list of things to do was to attend a service at St. Michael's Cathedral. We were able to attend the Saturday evening Vesper. It was very lovely. We felt very welcomed by those in attendance.

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Sitka, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Have not seen anything similar. It is a real key to getting the feel of the culture in Sitka. Set aside some time to study the displays.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

The Russian influence is very obvious . This is a very typical small town church but heavily influenced by its history

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Rockwall, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Beautiful little cathedral and spire that is easily spotted in Sitka. It was much smaller than I expected but was an interesting visit. I was a little put-off by the admission charge just as you walk in labeled a "suggested donation per person." (I would have rather given the same amount as a donation). The history of the church is... More 

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Address: Address: Lincoln and Cathedral Streets, Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907/747-8120
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Sitka

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