The resident Priest was very friendly and told us all about the history of the church. This was a neat thing to check out that doesn't require a lot of time.
This is an historical site and as another reviewer mentioned, a pretty short stop (about 30 minutes maximum). This is a monument of Alaska's past - a Russian Orthodox church. They suggest a monetary donation for a self guided tour of the interior. The Icons, crosses, church ornamentation, and architecture were beautiful. You can also just meditate or pray. Definitely... 更多
Worth the extra effort to visit. If you are lucky enough to visit while the resident Priest is available, a wealth of information is available to the visitor. Likewise, volunteer Patrick was a great source of info.
The interior of the church is just fabulous. It really is a must see church no matter what your religion. The art work is amazing to look at and the archecture is wonderful.
Looks pretty plain from the outside but this small church has very lovely albeit in need or repair, artwork. Cosy atmosphere exists in this mainly standing room only place of worship. The priest was also very warm and engaging, willing to relate the history and current functioning.
After getting off the ship we walked through town toward the church. The rout takes you past the Red Dog Saloon, the State Capital as well as many other local points of interest and shopping. The church was closed the day we stopped but it was worth the hike to see this historical building.
Worth the walk uphill through town to see this little church. So photogenic and such an important part of the history and culture of this region. Peek through a window - so beautifully kept inside.
The church is tiny but very attractive. The deacon gave us a very interesting insight into the Russian Orthodox faith and the history of the church in Alaska.