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St. Michael's Cathedral

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Address: Lincoln and Cathedral Streets, Sitka, AK
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Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear
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there is fascinating religious history in this region and this simple yet richly decorated Russian Orthodox Church is worth a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Tamara L
Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

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

Thank Tamara L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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.

Thank Joe P
Port Townsend, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 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 7 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Saesha S
Gainesville, Ga
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 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 25 September 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 17 September 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 16 September 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 14 September 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

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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