Cathedral Archangel Michael

Cathedral of Archangel Michael

The Michael-Archangel Cathedral, fondly known as the Old Cathedral, holds a special place in Uralsk’s history as its inaugural church, established in 1741, replacing an existing wooden structure, and consecrated in 1751.

Dedicated to Archangel Michael, the patron saint of the Yaitsky (Ural) Cossack army, it stands as one of the oldest surviving co-religionist churches within the Russian Orthodox Church. The architects’ names have been lost to time, yet their legacy endures in this sacred edifice. Located in the historic district of Kurenyakh, on the banks of the Ural River, the cathedral serves as a timeless symbol of faith and heritage in Uralsk.