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Photogallery of Irkutsk, Russia

Retired (On Angara river in Irkutsk)
Retired (On Angara river in Irkutsk) by Valery Chernodedov @flickr
Ice sculpture in Irkutsk
Ice sculpture in Irkutsk by Valery Chernodedov @flickr
Bogoyavlenskiy - Epiphany Cathedral in Irkutsk Russia.
Bogoyavlenskiy - Epiphany Cathedral in Irkutsk Russia. by Rita Willaert @flickr
Irkutsk. September 2014
Irkutsk. September 2014 by nikolasrybin @flickr
Irkutsk by Valery Chernodedov @flickr
Irkutsk by Valery Chernodedov @flickr
Irkutsk by Valery Chernodedov @flickr
Irkutsk by Valery Chernodedov @flickr
Irkutsk . November 2015
Irkutsk . November 2015 by nikolasrybin @flickr
Irkutsk - guide chapters 1 2 3 4

Top sigths of Russia

We should start from describing the most famous places of interest of the capital. Kremlin is the main symbol of the city and an internationally famous attraction. This is a very important historic and architectural landmark, and every building on its territory is a new page in the history of the country. The Red Square is located in front of the eastern wall of the complex. During several centuries the square was a witness to many important historic events. The Red Square was constructed on the site of numerous wooden houses, which made the threat of fire very real and, therefore, their presence was inacceptable near the royal residence. Nowadays, there are many exhibition halls, museums, parks and churches near the Red Square and the Kremlin complex. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Irkutsk

Irkutsk sightseeing

Irkutsk was founded about 300 years ago. During this period, it managed to accumulate a lot of beautiful architectural monuments, which attracts a significant part of modern travelers. The land on which the city is located was opened by the Cossack ataman Ivan Pokhabov. Since ancient times, the main value of these places remains amazing nature; Lake Baikal is one of the outstanding natural objects of the world. … Open

Cultural excursion through Irkutsk - things to see

The most ancient monument of Irkutsk is the church in the name of the Savior of the Holy Face. Now this religious institution is converted into a museum, where a rich exposition is presented, which is dedicated to the Irkutsk diocese. In the style of the Siberian Baroque, a cathedral was built in the name of the Epiphany of the Lord. Its construction lasted almost 28 years, and the first stone was laid as far back … Open

Attractions and active leisure

If in the cold season the best entertainment will be skiing, then in summer unforgettable bike excursions are organized for the guests. Fans of extreme entertainment can make rafting on the mountain river, and for those who prefer safer entertainment, it will be interesting to spend a day on the shore of Lake Baikal. Lovers of fishing, for which trips to the most interesting fishing locations are organized, would … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Buryats lived in harsh conditions, and therefore their cuisine is also very simple and harsh. They appreciate natural food, and, of course have respect for food. Like many years ago, meat dishes are considered true national treats. In modern restaurants in Irkutsk, guests are offered a huge selection of meat treats, but before, indigenous people could enjoy a certain type of meat only in a certain season. In the … Open

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