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Lincoln and Cathedral Streets, Sitka, AK
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Reviewed November 23, 2017

We enjoyed touring St. Michael's, especially as it is a beautiful church and we were looking for Russian architecture. The cathedral is small, but there were many original artifacts that will not be found anywhere else. There is also a small donation as you enter,...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

We dropped into the church whilst strolling around the shops in town. They are an active church they have numerous artefacts and icons which they allow the public to view for a small donation. Worth a look and it supports the church.

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Reviewed September 29, 2017

The chapel was locked during our visit to Sitka. We were able to gain entrance because our tour had arrange to get the key. This is a Russian Orthodox church with an active congregation. You can access the chapel prior to services. The chapel is...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

After visiting the Russian House, we felt the need to visit the holy cathedral of St. Michael. Our first visit to a Russian Orthodox Church. Many religious icons are present in a very small area. We left with written information regarding this structure and the...More

Thank Douglas2011
Reviewed September 20, 2017

A true Russian Orthodox cathedral, replete with icons galore, much glitter, many religious paintings. Kind of overwhelming.

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

This little "Cathedral" is a fun stop when in Sitka, it is small, but has some very old and interesting art. This is a Russian Orthodox church and contains many items from the late 1800s from priests and others. You can learn the history of...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Small church trying to survive. Nice that it was parishioners giving information. Looks like they need the help.

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

St. Michael's Cathedral has a fine collection of icons and religious items on display. It is $5 to enter the church. The walls and cupola of the church are simple and not decorated, while the silver decorated altar screens and wall hangings are all very...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

It's hard to say what this church is like because the minute you step in the door a woman is yelling at you that it is $5 each to come in any further. We turned right around and left.

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

The Russian Orthodox Cathedral (burnt down in 1967 and rebuilt 10 years later) is a key piece of the history of this area, and in the purchase of "Russia America" by the USA. The cathedral isn't in the best physical condition, and it seems they...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.