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 ]