Irkutsk Things to Do

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    I was really in Irkutsk, the exotic crossroads of trade routes I’d read about 50 years ago in Fitzroy Maclean’s Eastern Approaches. Today our train had travelled along the southern tip of Lake Baikal...

  • 2. By boat down the Angara to Listvyanka

    Most tourists will probably want to visit Lake Baikal, the world's oldest, deepest lake and an astonishing reserve of freshwater on planet earth. I went by boat...

  • 3. Karl Marx Street

    Karl Marx Street is the central and one of the most beautiful streets in the city. Almost perfectly straight it starts at Angara embankment near the monument to...

  • 4. Academic Drama Theater

    Irkutsk is also home to several theaters, including the Okhlopkov Drama Theater, one of Russia's oldest theatres.After reconstruction the theater became one of...

  • 5. White House

    The mansion was built by Sibiriakov in 1800 - 1804, and even then it was a bright ornament of the city. The palace was built in style of Russian classicism. The...

  • 6. House of Officers – Museum of Glory

    The House Officers – the former Kalyginsky Palace built by architect Kudelsky in 1878. Christina Kalygina used it as a public library, a theater for amateur...

  • 7. Irkutsk City Museum

    The building, built in 1883, is an architecture monument and one of the oldest museums in Russia. The two-story building that resembles a castle with towers,...

  • 8. Monument to Lenin

    This bronze sculpture by N.Tomsky appeared in 1952. It’s a copy of the original sculpture that had been made in 1940 for Voronezh and repeated - for Leningrad,...

  • 9. Jerusalem Church

    The first stone church at the entrance to the Jerusalem cemetery was built by the merchant M. Sibiryakov in 1793 - 1795. By the middle of the XIX century the...

  • 10. Monument to Alexander III

    This monument is the only sculpture art that remained from the pre-revolutionary times in Irkutsk. The Monument to the founder of the Great Trans-Siberian...

  • 11. Holy Cross Church

    The church was laid in 1747. In 1860 the old porch was replaced with two-story porch in the Empire style. Successful placement of the church on the hill, at the...

  • 12. Monument to Alexander Kolchak

    At night of 6 to 7 February 1920 in the vicinity of the Znamensky Monastery the Supreme Ruler of Russia Alexander Kolchak was shot. In November of 2004 there...

  • 13. Grigory Shelekhov grave

    Alaska explorer Grigory Ivanovich Shelekhov(1747-1795) is buried in the Znamensky Monastery. He was a Russian seafarer and merchant born in Rylsk. In 1783–1786...

  • 14. Znamensky Monastery

    The Znamensky Women Monastery (Our Lady of the Sign Monastery) is one of the oldest monasteries in Siberia (three-centuries old), located at the Right shore...

  • 15. Catholic Church

    This very unusual for Russia and Irkutsk Gothic stone church was built in 1884 on the site of the burned in a large fire wooden church. In the 1980's the church...

  • 16. Epiphany Cathedral

    This Orthodox Church was built in 1718–1746. It was situated at the foot of the Irkutsk prison. Today it is located in the historical center of Irkutsk. It’s...

  • 17. Saviour Church

    The Savior Church located in the Irkutsk Kremlin that was unfortunately lost in the historical center of the city. It was one of the first brick buildings in...

  • 18. Eternal Flame memorial complex

    The memorial complex dedicated to the memory of the Siberian soldiers, who fell in battles against the Nazis during World War II. It was opened on 8 May 1975....

  • 19. Old Wooden Houses

    There are a number of lovely old wooden houses here. Some of them are still occupied, and the residents have to maintain them and not make alterations. A civic...

  • 20. Churches

    The Church of Our Savior was the first concrete building in Irkutsk (1706-1710.) It escaped the Soviet destruction of churches because it was declared an...

  • 21. Decembrists Museum/Volkonsky House

    During the Decembrists rebellion in 1825, about 3000 military tried to take over the country (without much of a plan) and failed. Lots of them were killed,...

  • 22. Jogging in Trud Stadium

    If you have the habit of regular exercising, Trud Stadum is your place. This stadium is the home for football club FC Zvezda Irkutsk but due to financial...

  • 23. Wooden Houses

    The wooden houses gave this city its character and made me to select Irkutsk as the "nicest city in Russia" (among SPB, Moscow, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk...

  • 24. Roman Catholic Church

    I am not an expert to distinguish the churches but this one looked pretty different than the all others I saw throughout Russia. With a little digging, found...

  • 25. Irkutsk Train Station

    One of the most important train stations in Russia. Not only a stop to reach Lake Baikal but also the junction for Mongolia passengers. The station is huge and...

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