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St. Michael's Cathedral

Lincoln and Cathedral Streets, Sitka, AK
907/747-8120
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Sitka
Type: Religious Sites
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Henderson, Nevada
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144 reviews 144 reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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Louisiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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94 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
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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Arizona
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

No visit to Sitka would be complete without a visit to St. Michael's Cathedral. Always colorful and prayerful, this Russian Orthodox church offers a good introduction to those not used to Orthodox churches. Built in 1848 but burned in 1966, it was rebuilt including the screens, icons, and other religious art rescued from the burning building. Across the street from... More

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Palmer, Alaska
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Cathedral was reconstructed after a major fire destroyed the original, but the reconstruction was done in such a manner that you experience it as it was in its original form. Much history is displayed with good signage for a self guided tour

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We got the chance to go into the church and listen to local church member tell about the church and current congregation.

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Leawood, KS
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It is very beautiful and still used as a church. I had never been in a Russian Orthodox Church before. Beautiful.

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Annapolis, il
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A must for the tourist, very informative woman. Nothing not to like. Liked the history and the beauty. Nothing not to like.

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Houston, TX
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This reminded me of the the churches one sees in Romania and Bulgaria. An old style Orthodox Church. It appears small and plain outside with the onion spires, but is worth the look inside.

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