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Get acquainted with the history of Irkutsk, which is a historic center nominated as a UNESCO cultural heritage item.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Observe the unique character of the old Siberian city
  • Stroll through the narrow wooden streets of the city
  • Take a trip to ancient Russia and feel its atmosphere
Full description
Begin at the historical center of Irkutsk on the Angara coast. The history of the city began in 1661 on Kirov Square. Nearby, see the Savior Church, which is considered the oldest stone building in all of Eastern Siberia. Visit the Epiphany Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church. Explore the Znamensky Monastery and the illustrious collection of icons at the Holy Cross Church.

Walk along the main street of the city, Karl Marx Street, to the Angara River. There is the Irkutsk Drama Theater, the Irkutsk Regional Museum, and many other buildings built in the early 20th century. Proceed to the central embankment of Irkutsk at Angara River, which is a favorite place for walks and mass celebrations.

Away from the embankment, visit an interesting historic district, the buildings of which appeared in the early 18th century. Due to a large number of wooden buildings, this area has formed a special historical zone of the city. Explore the heart of the blacksmith and pottery workshops and souvenir shops. 
Includes
  • Pick up and drop-off at your accommodation or a central location in Irkutsk
  • A professional tour guide
  • A public transport ticket, if required

When you get there

Know before you go
• Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult
• It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes