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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Visited this site during a stop in Sitka on an Alaska cruise. While the building itself only dates to the 1960's (the original was burned in a fire), the interior artwork was saved and dates to the Russian colonial time in the 1840's. The church...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank James T
Reviewed 24 October 2018

There are a number of ancient icons in this Cathedral. They are well displayed and preserved for future generations. The icons show how the area was settled with the Russian influence. If you are a religious history buff or just curious you would enjoy seeing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bill P
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I arrived in Sitka on the m/v Malaspina ferry boat a bit before 11PM for a 2 hour visit. The local bus company organises a bus and driver to take people off the ferry into town for $10 return. Considering the great distance from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Located right in the center of town (and dividing the main business street) is the iconic St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox cathedral :)). It’s been rebuilt (following a fire), actively hosts services, and is a part of Sitka’s Russian history as well... a super popular place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

There is an admission fee. We were under time constraints and didn't feel it worthwhile to pay the admission fee. From the lobby you could see much of the interior and it was stunning. I didn't believe at first the church was actually built while...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve V
Reviewed 5 October 2018

You'll want to take in the beauty of this Orthodox Cathedral with the paintings and icons handed down for centuries. Be sure to get a tour guide to explain the history and detail - dating back to 1793. It's a small cathedral and you can...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ron H
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We tried to visit St. Michael's on a Monday and learned from the sign outside that it is closed on Monday. We were lucky that Father Andrew drove up as we were standing outside. He had come to pick up some equipment and invited us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sea_Squared
Reviewed 10 September 2018

They ask for a donation but you cannot get in without paying $ 5. Interesting for Russian Heritage and site visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Saint Michael's Cathedral in downtown Sitka is a very interesting place to visit. The sanctuary is full of relics and displays.There is a charge to enter and then several opportunities to voluntarily donate to different aspects of the church. The interior is beautiful and worthy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely Orthodox church that has a great history. Only go here id you are interested in the ancient faith and it's relics and traditions. A lovely living church.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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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