Irkutsk Introduction Walking Tour (Self Guided), Irkutsk

Irkutsk has a long, storied history and has many landmarks and cultural venues that showcase its past, as well as its current development. Take this tour to explore the most interesting attractions in Irkutsk.
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Irkutsk Introduction Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Irkutsk Introduction Walking Tour
Guide Location: Russia » Irkutsk (See other walking tours in Irkutsk)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: Dee
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Epiphany Cathedral (Собор Богоявления Господня)
  • Savior Church (Спасская Церковь)
  • The Church of the Assumption of our Lady (Иркутский римско-католический костёл Успения Богородицы)
  • Gallery of Contemporary Art (Галерея современного искусства «Дом Художника»)
  • The Historical Museum of Irkutsk (Музей Истории Города Иркутска)
  • Trubetskoy House Museum (Дом-Музей Трубецкого)
  • Volkonsky House Museum (Дом-Mузей Волконских)
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Epiphany Cathedral (Собор Богоявления Господня)

1) Epiphany Cathedral (Собор Богоявления Господня) (must see)

The Orthodox Epiphany Cathedral is located in Irkutsk's historic city center at the intersection of Sukhbaatar and the Lower Angara River embankment. In 1994 the Cathedral of the Epiphany was transferred to the diocese of Irkutsk, which began to hold worship services in the former chapel of Peter and Paul. In 2002 painting of the church's altar was completed.
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Savior Church (Спасская Церковь)

2) Savior Church (Спасская Церковь) (must see)

Savior Church was built in 1706. It is located opposite Epiphany Cathedral and is the oldest building in the city. Savior Church is the only church in the city that has frescoes on its exterior. The church has a large collection of bells, including the unique Hilevskaya Bell. In 1861 the church suffered due to an earthquake, but it has since been restored.
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The Church of the Assumption of our Lady (Иркутский римско-католический костёл Успения Богородицы)

3) The Church of the Assumption of our Lady (Иркутский римско-католический костёл Успения Богородицы) (must see)

The Church of the Assumption of our Lady is a Polish Catholic Church. It is located close to Epiphany Cathedral and Savior Church. The church was designed in the Gothic style, uncommon in this region. The Irkutsk Catholic parish was once the largest in the world, but new parishes in Chita, Blagoveshchensk, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Usolie-Siberian, Sludianka later eclipsed Irkutsk.
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Gallery of Contemporary Art (Галерея современного искусства «Дом Художника»)

4) Gallery of Contemporary Art (Галерея современного искусства «Дом Художника»)

The Gallery of Contemporary Art is part of the EDI VTOO Union of Russian Artists. The gallery holds numerous exhibitions dedicated to promoting the work of creative artists from Irkutsk and increasing the public's interest in contemporary visual arts. The Gallery of Contemporary Art conducts tours of the exhibitions, hosts master classes for painting and drawing and holds seminars and press conferences. Some pieces on display at the gallery are available for purchase.
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The Historical Museum of Irkutsk (Музей Истории Города Иркутска)

5) The Historical Museum of Irkutsk (Музей Истории Города Иркутска) (must see)

The Historical Museum of Irkutsk was built in the late 19th century in memory of sister Antonina Kladischevoya. It served for a time as a free school for children of both sexes. In 2007 the building was transformed into a museum specializing in local history. The museum currently has more than 200 different pieces on display.
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Trubetskoy House Museum (Дом-Музей Трубецкого)

6) Trubetskoy House Museum (Дом-Музей Трубецкого) (must see)

The Trubetskoy House Museum is part of the historical Decembrists Museum. It was established at the end of 1970. The house was built in the mid-19th century for one of Sergei Trubetskoy‘s daughters. The museum displays the Trubetskoy family's original belongings, as well as some valuable paintings.
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Volkonsky House Museum (Дом-Mузей Волконских)

7) Volkonsky House Museum (Дом-Mузей Волконских)

The Volkonsky House Museum first opened in 1985 after an extensive restoration. The collection contains many items that belonged to the Volkonsky family and to other Decembrists. The museum is an excellent resource for learning about the Decembrist exile.

Walking Tours in Irkutsk, Russia

Create Your Own Walk in Irkutsk

Create Your Own Walk in Irkutsk

Creating your own self-guided walk in Irkutsk is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums Tour

Museums Tour

Irkutsk has a storied history, which is reflected in its beautiful architecture and interesting array of museums. The city's museums have exceptional collections that teach about the history and culture of Irkutsk and Russia. Visit the most popular museums in Irkutsk on this self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 Km or 3.6 Miles
Historical Religious Buildings

Historical Religious Buildings

Irkutsk is home to a number of eye-catching churches and cathedrals, many of which have been restored to their original beauty. Take this tour to visit Irkutsk's most impressive places of worship.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Family Entertainment Tour

Family Entertainment Tour

Irkutsk is a fabulous city with great places for children and the entire family to enjoy. Here you can see seals sing and dance, view a woolly mammoth skeleton, take in a show at the puppet theater and more! Take this tour to visit the best family-friendly attractions in Irkutsk.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles