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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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Interesting history

This was the last part of our Nature walk and history tour. The church has a long history and is still being used today. I hope they manage to have enough donations to keep it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Historic re-build. Interesting piece of Russian-American history. Pretty, with lots of old religious icons inside. Fee.

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the last part of our Nature walk and history tour. The church has a long history and is still being used today. I hope they manage to have enough donations to keep it open and serving the local people.

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely small Cathedral literally in the middle of town. Exactly right, with candles and Icons. It's interesting to find out more about the Orthodox faith. It feels very Old World.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gem in the center of the city that highlights the Russian Heritage of Sitka. Worth the $5.00 donation to view the artifacts and get a feeling of this Russian part of the USA.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating visit to a rich part of Alaska Russian history. Church is small, but you can see the Old World Russian Orthodox history. Old church was burned down, but many of the relics were saved by the townspeople. You can see the gold in the icons and other relics from when the church was established.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St. Michael's Cathedral was rebuilt about 30 years ago following a fire which destroyed the old church. Working together, Sitka residents managed to salvage almost all the original icons in the church, and it was rebuilt by the original designs. The church is steeped in history and around the church there are printed papers you can read and take with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience. Relatively small but glad we went. Go if you in the area. You won't regret it. Russian Orthodox followers have been here for a very long time.

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Chase, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

they have really taken care of this wonderful artifact. we spent more time here than we had envisioned. lots to read and just be in awe of the workmanship back in the day. a must see

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sitka was originally settled by Russians. This is a beautiful church worth seeing when in Sitka. Free admission, just a block from downtown.

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here on our first night in town. Interesting displays of Holy Hardware, historic pictures and things on display to look at. Very interesting part of Sitka history and good for something different to see.

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