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St. Michael's Cathedral

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Address: Lincoln and Cathedral Streets, Sitka, AK
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US$ 62.50*
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Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear
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On Alaska cruise. Chose to go into Sitka and wander on our own. Got a real feel for the Russian influence and history

ReviewSt Michaels was worth the visit. Have seen pictures over the years but had no real feeling for the size. It was really impressive for its size. Hope to go back next summer.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hoyt B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

ReviewSt Michaels was worth the visit. Have seen pictures over the years but had no real feeling for the size. It was really impressive for its size. Hope to go back next summer.

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Hamilton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

It doesn't not matter what your religious beliefs are, St. Michael's is an amazing place. Simply put, on entering the church, you are transported to to a space that is indeed special.

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Thank evans81051
Sitka
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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Thank LacieMarie
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 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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Thank Tamara L
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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.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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Reviewed 7 October 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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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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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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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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