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St. Nicholas

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Address: 326 5th St, Juneau, AK 99801-1109
Phone Number: +1 907-586-1023
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Neat History

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
Rebecca D
Prospect Heights, Illinois
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Sydney, Australia
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Peeking through the windows was about all we could see ,the bell sits at the back porch which has rotten steps so take care.

Thank Iona B
Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Although a bit of a walk from the cruise ship terminal, it was worth the time. Lovely historical church with many unique and interesting icons of St. Nicholas inside. Unfortunately the shop next to the church was closed.

Thank Mark W
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

It was worth the walk up the hill to find this quaint old Russian Orthodox church with a gold onion dome - as well as getting some good photos we enjoyed walking amongst the residential part of Juneau.

Thank casswife
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you like churches with onion domes, you need to see this little gem. It is beautiful and is situated on a hill, which makes it a good photo op. We didn't go inside because my mother was in a wheelchair and there were stairs.

Thank NockieT
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We almost did not go inside, when someone who worked there said we should, so we did. It was so nice chatting with the priest who explained about the Church, and that he knew several people from India who were followers of the order. He made us feel very welcome. It is the smallest, cutest church I have been to... More 

Thank SallyBombay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We walked up the hill to visit St. Nicholas Orthodox Church on a drizzly Sunday morning just before it was time for their service. A friendly guide led us into the sanctuary and we were greeted by a deacon who answered our questions and pointed out several historical artifacts. The guide took us next door to the former rectory and... More 

Thank linda g
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A beautiful church, worth the walk up the hill. Take the time to stand still and absorb the building and its history.

Thank Ginge59_12
Prospect Heights, Illinois
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

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.

Thank Rebecca D
WA State
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The old orthodox church is only a short walk out of the dock area and away from the milling crowds of cruise ship passengers. It is a beautiful building with old religious object that had been neglected. When we were there a restoration was underway. When completed it will be a great window into the area's history and old Russian... More 

Thank Semibum
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Russian Orthodox brand of Christianity was perhaps the first in Alaska. It's good this small icon of this historic past is here where Russian influence was most established. Worth a quick visit to see icons representative of Russian Orthodoxy.

Thank Inquilinus

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