People travel to Irkutsk from afar to see Siberia’s richest and most varied collection of wooden architecture. Ranging from the splendid lace houses preserved since Imperial times to the meticulously reconstructed buildings of the 130 th Quarter, it will leave you with a lasting impression of this unique architectural style.
Ingenious and beautiful, wooden buildings form a key part of Russia’s cultural heritage. Wooden architectural monuments from all over the Baikal region have been brought together at the Taltsy open air museum to safeguard this legacy from the flooding caused by the construction of the Irkutsk Dam.
The stone owes its name to Ivan Chersky, the Polish political exile turned pioneering explorer of Siberia. He lent his name to many other places near the lake. Locals say he used to rest here and look out at its waters between expeditions.
The scenic backdrop of a steppe nomad camp at the Golden Horde Ethnopark presents unparalleled photo opportunities. Capture them to take pictures that will last a lifetime with a spectacular background formed by beautifully carved yurts and pavilions.
At 728 meters, Chersky Stone towers over the settlement of Listvyanka and offers one of the best panoramic views of Lake Baikal. Take a cable car to the observation platform at the peak, and treat yourself to a visual buffet as you soar past the trees.
This "3 star" hotel is located in one of the streets in the center of Irkutsk. Travelers have the choice of single and double rooms, Standard and Plus category rooms. A coffee corner, minibar and safe are available to travelers in each room. Breakfast is served in the hotel bar.