Tal'tsy Travel Guide

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  • Trinity Church

    The Trinity Church was built in 1914 in Dyadino village of the Irkutsk region. It was moved to Tal’tsy in 1990 for the Soviet-Japanese film "Dreams of Russia." The church was moved to the museum and assembled in pre-assembly without canonical orientation altar to the east. The plans of the museum are to transfer the church to another place and set...

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  • Zarubin’s farmstead

    The Zarubin’s farmstead is a typical farmstead of the beginning of the XXth century. It was built in 1929 and you may see such farmsteads in the Eastern Siberia and in the Irkutsk region.It looks more convenient and modern than what you saw in Tal'tsy.

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  • Buryat Ulus-Letnik

    The Buryats, numbering approximately 500,000, are the largest indigenous (aboriginal) group in Siberia, mainly concentrated in their homeland, the Buryat Republic, close to Baikal Lake.The museum "Taltsy" reconstructed Buryat Ulus-Letnik consisting of six wooden yurts of late XIX century. Five yurts were removed from Ulus Alag, located near the...

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  • Malodvorka village

    The exposition of the Malodvorka-village (a small village) was open in 1980 when the museum took the first visitors. It consists of three farmsteads built in different times: the Nepomiluev’s farmstead (end of XVIII c.), the Seryshev’s farmstead (mid XIX c.) and the Prokopyev’s farmstead (end of XIX c.). Every of these farmsteads was the home of...

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  • Beresta and Pottery Workshops

    There are the bark work and pottery workshops on the territory of the museum as a result of the efforts to create the conditions for the revival and development of traditional arts and crafts, existed in the Irkutsk region.You will see the unique clay toys – whistles.There are beresta and pottery workshops on the territory of the museum as a result...

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  • Parish Village

    The Parish village is a part of the Angara-Ilim area of the Museum.Such parish villages were administrative centers because they had churches. The sequence of the settlement construction was the following: first of all – protected of the cold houses (zimovie), then – the fort was built, gradually, as the development and, depending on the...

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  • Church of Our Lady of Kazan

    The Church of Our Lady of Kazan is included in the structure of the Fort Ilim. The official date of its construction is 1679, although some scientists present evidence of earlier date of its construction. The church was built next to the carriageway of the Spasskaya Tower and played the role of not only a place of worship, but also a talisman for...

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  • Spasskaya Tower

    The fort is now under construction. The western wall with a central roadway Spasskaya Tower, and side battle towers are already fully recreated. The restoration of the Tower was completed in 1984. During the reconstruction only a few of old wood was replaced by new. I have been told that the Spasskaya Tower (built in 1667) is one of the world's six...

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  • Ilimsky Ostrog in Tal'tsy

    Ilimsky Ostrog (or Fort Ilim) is the most interesting part of the open-air Museum.After the construction of the Ust-Ilimsk Dam on the Angara at Ust-Ilimsk (below the fall of the Ilim into the Angara), the site of the village was flooded by the Ust-Ilimsk Reservoir in the mid-1970s.Before the site was flooded, archaeological excavations were carried...

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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Mar 24, 2013

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    You can try the traditional Russian cuisine in the Traktir-Inn which is located on the territory of the Museum.
    Besides that here you can try such local fish gourmet foods as taimen, Baikal omul, cisco and grayling.
    There is also the Tchainaya-teahouse if you only want to have a snack.

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Tal'tsy Transportation

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    My minibus

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Mar 24, 2013

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    To get to Tal’tsy, take a bus from the Irkutsk bus station in the direction of Listvyanka.
    Tal'tsy is located in the village at the bank of the Angara 20 kilometers north of Baikal and 47 kilometers south of Irkutsk. It is about 45 minutes away from Irkutsk and 20 minutes from Listvyanka. To move on from Tal’tsy either to Listvyanka or Irkutsk is to hail a bus at one of the bus stops outside the museum grounds on the main road.
    My colleagues from Irkutsk brought me there by minibus. The road was along the famous Irkutsk (Baikal) trakt.

    You can watch my 3 min 24 sec Video Irkutsk trakt to Baikal out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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    • Road Trip

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Tal'tsy Warnings and Dangers

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    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Mar 24, 2013

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    As you can find out of this board, it is prohibited:
    plant fires,
    cooking kebabs,
    listening to the loud music,
    smoking,
    drinking,
    littering,
    walk with the dogs,
    writing inscriptions,
    mooring,
    going out on the ice.

    Especially it’s very dangerous to plant fires and smoking because of all the buildings are made out of wood. Do you remember that two forts were burnt in fire XVIIth century?
    As for me – I was there on business without my dogs, but I don’t like when walk with dogs is prohibited.

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Tal'tsy Favorites

  • Ilimsky Ostrog (Fort Ilim) at Ilim River

    The history of the Ilimsky Ostrog (Fort Ilim) at the Ilim River goes back to the summer of 1630 when 28 Cossacks led by Ataman Galkin chose a good place for the construction of the future settlement from which there was the main way to reach the Lena River – the largest river in the Eastern Siberia. In 1631 they built the first fort. In 1647 it...

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  • Angara at Tal'tsy

    The Angara River – a tributary of the Yenisei is one of the deepest rivers in Siberia and the only one river that flows out of Lake Baikal. Tal’tsy lies on the Angara River, about 20 kilometers below its outflow from Lake Baikal. The river at Tal’tsy, about 800 meters wide, is crossed by the Irkutsk Hydroelectric Dam about 40 kilometers below.The...

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  • Ilimsk - the gate to the Eastern Siberia

    Ilimsk was a small town in Siberia, within today's Irkutsk Oblast of Russia. The town was flooded by the Ust-Ilimsk Reservoir in the mid-1970s.Its wooden buildings were taken apart and moved to the Taltsy Museum.Ilimsk was founded in 1630 (31 years earlier than Irkutsk) on the Ilim River, a tributary of the Angara River, as Ilimsky Ostrog (Fort...

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