The Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel is actually the oldest and the most beautiful Orthodox temple in the region. It took Russian builders 16 years to construct the snow-white church with a cruciform shape. Today, you can book a guided tour to St. Michael the Archangel Cathedral from Tari Tour. Our experienced native guide will acquaint you with the history of this unique temple, from the first days of its construction in 1874th to present time.
The architect created the design of this unique building is Aleksander Kaminsky. In accordance with his project, the temple got an elongated front arm, vaulted crossed roofs, and a dome in the centre. When you visit the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel, you can’t help noticing that the church is built of unique snow-white blocks. In fact, they were taken from Alexandria Fort, the ruins of which are still to be seen near the temple.
The history of Sochi’s greatest church has gone through many changes. If you book a tour to the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel in Sochi 2018 with a private guide from Tari Tour, he’ll tell you that in the 1930-s the building was converted into a warehouse. Later, however, in the years of the Great Patriotic War it was reopened. During the Soviet era this temple, like many other churches, was neglected. Only in 1993 it was restored. Moreover, now there is a dome-designed baptistery and a Sunday school near the main building.
If you spend your holidays in Sochi, visit the Cathedral of Archangel Michael with a guide from our agency. You’ll surely enjoy this elegant and imposing sample of architecture. It’s interesting to note that the building looks exactly the same as it looked at the years of its first acts of worship. Thus, you have a unique opportunity to witness the primeval beauty of the old sanctuary.
The specialists of Tari Tour will be happy to organize your excursion to this temple with a native guide. To book a tour to the Cathedral of Archangel Michael in Sochi, please, contact us by any suitable means.