Three interesting attractions in Irkutsk

Three interesting attractions in Irkutsk

The city of Irkutsk is located at about 70 km in the south-west of Lake Baikal. The city was born from the Cossak Fort "Ostrog," which was built on the Angara River in 1661 by the Cossack leader of Yakov Pohabov. In 1684 receives the name of Irkutsk with a city rights, and in 1760 it is connected by a military and commercial road to Moscow and Vladivostok. Irkutsk has more tourist attractions that we might think. Today we present three interesting attractions in Irkutsk including the Regi... [ read more ]

Museums and art galleries in Irkutsk

Museums and art galleries in Irkutsk

Irkutsk is an important cultural center with museums and galleries. The Volkonsky House Museum is known by the locals of Irkutsk as the Decembrist House Museum. It is located on Volkonskogo Street at number 10 and is one of the most visited tourist attractions. The Irkutsk Regional Art Gallery is the largest institution of its kind in Siberia, containing works of art, graphics, charts, icons, and decorative applied art. The Irkutsk Regional Museum is housed in a luxurious building built o... [ read more ]

Famous churches in Irkutsk

Famous churches in Irkutsk

Irkutsk is one of the largest cities on Russia and an important cultural and administrative center. The city has diverse tourist attractions and there are many religious buildings as well. We already presented two of the most important ones including the Znamensky Monastery and the Bogoyavlensky Cathedral and today we present four more famous churches in Irkutsk that include the Preobrazheniya Gospodnya church, the Raising of the Cross Church in Irkutsk, the Church of Our Saviour and the ... [ read more ]

The Znamensky Monastery and the Bogoyavlensky Cathedral in Irkutsk

The Znamensky Monastery and the Bogoyavlensky Cathedral in Irkutsk

The main religion in Irkutsk is the Orthodox and there are many churches in the city. Today we would like to present you the Znamensky Monastery and the Bogoyavlensky Cathedral in Irkutsk. The Znamensky Monastery in Irkutsk is known for the residents of this region as the Sign Monastery. This is one of the main monasteries in Siberia that spread Christianity and is dedicated to the Holy Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ. The Bogoyavlensky Cathedral in Irkutsk is the largest religious monument ... [ read more ]

Accommodation and weather in Irkutsk

Accommodation and weather in Irkutsk

Irkutsk is the most important city of East Siberia, lying on the right part of the Angara, therefor it is also a port city. It is one of the most beautiful cities and a center of the intelectual and economical life in Siberia. Irkutsk has universities, museums, opera and theater, scientific institute and radio station as well. If you decided to travel to this unique city, we would like to give you a little help by providing a few information regarding the accommodation options in the city... [ read more ]

Shopping in Irkutsk

Shopping in Irkutsk

When you are spending several days in the city of Irkutsk, you will surely need to visit some stores either to buy a few souvenirs for yourself or the loved ones either to buy some daily products that you might need. There are many places in the city that you can choose from and we would like to help you by presenting the the most important shopping places in Irkutsk. In places where you find tourist attractions, you will find many souvenir shops where you can buy gifts for your family or... [ read more ]

Top 3 things you should know before you go to Irkutsk

Top 3 things you should know before you go to Irkutsk

Irkutsk is one of the main cities in Siberia. If you want to spend some day there, it might be useful to read the top 3  things you should know before you go to Irkutsk. More than 50% of the population of the city is made up of Russians and a large percentage being of Ukrainian origin. Therefor the official language of the city is Russian, but in the suburbs and in downtown we meet many people who speak Ukrainian and the Chechen language as well. In the downtown hotels, in the main resta... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to Irkutsk

Tourist guide to Irkutsk

On the Angara River, at 4000 kilometers from the capital of Russia, in an area full of hills, we find Irkutsk, one of the largest cities in Siberia. It is a major administrative center for the Russian Federation and is visited by numerous tourists every year from all over the world to admire the numerous objectives and attractions of the city. Irkutsk is called by the Russian the Paris of Siberia. The name of Irkutsk comes from the river with the same name that crosses the city. The city ... [ read more ]

Irkutsk and Tomsk

Irkutsk and Tomsk

Getting to Irkutsk is easy. You can be there by airplane as there are ten daily flights from various places such as Moscow, Japan, China, Frankfurt (over Moscow) and Mongolia. Or even by train on the Trans-Siberian railway, via Moscow that takes about four days. Many also choose to come by Vladivostok, Peking, Ulan-Bator that takes one night. Listvyanka on the Baikal shore From the village of of Listvyanka on the Baikal shore, it is only an hour by car to the city of Irkutsk. You can reach... [ read more ]