Raising of the Cross Church
The 1758 baroque Raising of the Cross Church has a fine interior of gilt-edged icons and examples of intricate brickwork in a rounded...
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...
Aystyonok Puppet Theatre
Marionette shows for the kiddies.
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.
Lonely Planet review
Home-cooked traditional Russian food in a one-room cottage restaurant. It’s set amid other more-genuine Siberian log homes which have so far survived development pressures. Meals are presented on two-tone ceramics while an accordionist accompanies a costumed folk singer (R50 to R100 cover). There’s a 10% service charge.