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St. Michael's Cathedral

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Address: Lincoln and Cathedral Streets, Sitka, AK
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$62.50*
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Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear
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the interior is exquisite. beautiful Russian religious artifacts. can be seen quickly if you are on a time limit. located right in the middle of down town near shopping.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sitka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the interior is exquisite. beautiful Russian religious artifacts. can be seen quickly if you are on a time limit. located right in the middle of down town near shopping.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

there is fascinating religious history in this region and this simple yet richly decorated Russian Orthodox Church is worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We happened by and got a private tour. The history is very interesting but, the artifacts are beyond words. This is a must see place if you are ever in Sitka.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The actual fabric of the building is relatively new, a reconstruction of the burned down original. What really makes the experience very interesting is the superb collection of icons and other Russian artwork. Read the material in there, understand more about the Orthodox church, and realize the early importance of Russia as the first non indigenous invaders of this area

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed walking around this beautiful church and its surroundings. Very interesting architecture.

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Gainesville, Ga
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

It was very interesting to see. We stayed about 40 min taking in the icons and reading the history of the church.

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Chesham, Bucks, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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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