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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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$63*
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Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear

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Worth a visit - Enjoyed talking to the priest to learn more about the cathedral. Be around the area at noon as the ringing bells are fabulous!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Worth a visit - Enjoyed talking to the priest to learn more about the cathedral. Be around the area at noon as the ringing bells are fabulous!

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Gold Coast Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An important collection of Russian Orthodox art and treasures of the church are here on display. For a small entry fee you can easily spend and hour or so immersing yourself in the history here. Built in 1844 to 1848, it was totally destroyed by fire in 1966. The present day Cathedral is an exact replica of the original. Watch... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While in Sitka, I visited the church, located in downtown. While it looks quaint from the outside, the Russian Orthodox Church, is very ornate inside. The visit is well worth the time.

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Ramsey, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well worth a visit on your trip to Sitka. The little church sits in the center of town--it is beautiful inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid $5 to get in - which goes towards restoration or you could take in a service and get in for free! I loved the gold gilded doors and the artwork, some of the artefacts were in display cases and were quite old - could've been entering a museum! Didn't spend long here due to time constraints, though it's not... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the center of town, St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Sitka was the first Orthodox church to be built in North America. The foundation stone was laid in 1844, when Alaska was still under Russian dominance. Many cherished icons are located within. It became a National Historic Landmark by 1962, but was burned to the ground in January... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is located in the center of town. It's breath taking to look at. You can go inside and check out all the historical stuff. Totally worth the time.

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Piedmont, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place looks like nothing from the outside although the inside is really neat and in Sitka very things to visit while walking around and this is not even a 5 minute walk definitely worth it , if you go on Sunday go after 12 pm as mass takes place thanks

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If in Sitka this is a must see even if you have been to the grand cathedral's of Europe since this has a great history and some wonderful items to view.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a step back in history. This building and the artifacts inside are amazing, as is the story of the building itself. Worth a tour.

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