The well-preserved home of Decembrist Count Sergei Volkonsky, whose wife Maria Volkonskaya cuts the main figure in Christine...
Museum of City Life
This brand-new museum filling six rooms of a former merchant’s house illustrates just why 19th-century Irkutsk was nicknamed the ‘Paris...
Dismantled and carted off for renovation in late 2007, Irkutsk’s second Decembrist house-museum was expected to make a comeback in late...
This beamed cellar pub serves old-style glass tankards of Czech Pilsner Urquell beer made under licence in Irkutsk. The adjacent beer...
Poznaya Sytny Ryad
Irkutsk’s most appealing cheap pozi joint is in a primly faux-rural timber house surrounded by the disarray of the market area.
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Lonely Planet review
You’ll smell this place before you see it as Irkutsk’s unpretentious microbrewery-pub creates its own Pilsner Urquell lager, pumping out a pungent hop aroma in the process.