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St. Michael's Cathedral

Lincoln and Cathedral Streets, Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-8120
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Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear and Totem Poles
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Lincoln and Cathedral Streets, Sitka, AK
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+1 907-747-8120
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"russian orthodox church"
in 36 reviews
"beautiful icons"
in 12 reviews
"religious art"
in 7 reviews
"small church"
in 6 reviews
"active church"
in 6 reviews
"old church"
in 5 reviews
"functioning church"
in 4 reviews
"saint michael"
in 3 reviews
"light candles"
in 3 reviews
"middle of town"
in 6 reviews
"rich history"
in 5 reviews
"small donation"
in 6 reviews
"original artifacts"
in 3 reviews
"short visit"
in 3 reviews
"on display"
in 9 reviews
"answer questions"
in 5 reviews
"downtown sitka"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful Greek Orthodox Church. Quaint. Beautiful icons. Great story about the origin of the church.

Thank Cape-SoCal
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Terrific place to visit beautiful church with Russian influence architecture in downtown sitka a must see

Thank TravelDeFamly
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

The original church was destroyed in a fire that destroyed much of downtown Sitka in 1966 It was apparent that the church (which is a Cathedral) could not be saved, but there was time for the town to come together and save all of the...More

Thank SoraBarb
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

For anyone who likes history - this is a terrific place to visit. I feel like I am stepping back in time to go inside and see the beautiful church interior with all the Russian icons. Just amazing!

Thank alaskapremier
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Reviewed 24 November 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

Thank SXMChick
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Reviewed 16 October 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.

Thank Bruce C
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Reviewed 29 September 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
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Reviewed 21 September 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
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

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

Thank casario
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Reviewed 19 September 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

Thank John13Tacoma
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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.
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