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St. Michael's Cathedral

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Lincoln and Cathedral Streets, Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-8120
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to visit St. Michael's on a Monday and learned from the sign outside that it is closed on Monday. We were lucky that Father Andrew drove up as we were standing outside. He had come to pick up some equipment and invited us...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They ask for a donation but you cannot get in without paying $ 5. Interesting for Russian Heritage and site visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saint Michael's Cathedral in downtown Sitka is a very interesting place to visit. The sanctuary is full of relics and displays.There is a charge to enter and then several opportunities to voluntarily donate to different aspects of the church. The interior is beautiful and worthy...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely Orthodox church that has a great history. Only go here id you are interested in the ancient faith and it's relics and traditions. A lovely living church.

Thank Lillian L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church (rebuilt after a fire) is a remarkably spiritual place. The glitter of icons contrasts beautifully with the simple wooden structure. You feel the history of the Russian settlement mingled with the native culture that has kept this church as their...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful restoration going on in this quaint little village church. For a small donation you can tour this gem in the middle of Sitka. The art work in very beautiful and the history is amazing.

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on a recent cruise to Alaska. What a beautiful place with interesting history and impressive artwork. Staff very friendly ... really an Alaska must see.

Thank dhall0519
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured this old Russian Orthodox cathedral in the center of Sitka on a Sunday afternoon after services were over; the fragrance of incense still hung in the air. A member of the congregation was there to take your admission fee; he was very chatty....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the cathedral in July 2018. The donation to enter is $5.00. We were group of 4 and we were offered to go on the top where the bells are. We took stunning pictures of the city, and learned more about the history from...More

Thank Tina D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church might not look impressive from the outside, particularly since it's surrounded by other buildings that are larger. However, inside is another story. Yes, it's been renovated but the artwork preserved is worth the visit. There'a a decent amount of icons and paintings. It's...More

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Response from sablansr81 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on which pier - however as already expressed - you can walk the older part of the town. If you are on a Hawaiian Dream cruise you will be in the town proper them bused to the pier.