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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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Pretty, calm and spiritual

Nice to come inside and see the artifacts and Russian Orthadox Culture. We had a quick chat with the priest and left a donation.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chesham, Bucks, England
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Chesham, Bucks, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice to come inside and see the artifacts and Russian Orthadox Culture. We had a quick chat with the priest and left a donation.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been there many many years ago and have always wanted to return. Well we did and it was as beautiful as I remembered It was the high point of my trip.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a re-built Russian Orthodox Church that provides a history of the Russian Era in Sitka. The docent was very informative and explained not only the meaning of the church items but how they relate to the tribal cultures they converted.

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a rebuilt copy of the church that burned down in Sitka years ago. The community saved a lot of the interior pieces, including many valuable icons several hundred years old. I wish there had been a docent or guide available the day we visited. I would have liked more information about the artwork. There is a $5.00 per... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I walked from the Bishop's house to the cathedral and were amazed at the beautiful form and interior of this church which was rebuilt from the original after a fire in the 1960's destroyed it. Walk at your own pace and view the art, architecture, and history at the center of the Russian Orthodox Church in America

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had expected something of a typical tourist attraction but somehow this was different. I soon found myself chatting at length with a Deacon and then later another extended conversation with a member of the tiny congregation who was polishing some of the items used in their worship services. Meanwhile other people came into the church to light candles or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely old cathedral in Sitka. Not the original but so much history associated with the Russian a Orthodox Church and the origins of its mission to Alaska and in this case Sitka. Well with the visit and the US$5 donation to enter. This goes towards maintains the building.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great visit. Such an interesting Cathedral. It was small but full with history. The Russian influence was an interesting fact.

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Albany, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the main attractions I wanted to see in Sitka. I was surprised that there was an entrance fee ($15 for my family of 3). The facility itself was surprisingly basic inside. Lots of items had been hung on the walls but I expected it to be more ornate. This is apparently a rebuild after a fire... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The priest told about the fire which destroyed the original building and how the townspeople joined together to save many artifacts, including the chandelier. He also willingly answered my many questions.

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