Statue of Tsar Alexander III
Adorning the Angara embankment a recast statue of Alexander III (a copy of the 1904 original) has the only tsar ever to visit Siberia...
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...
Okhlopkov Drama Theatre
Shakespeare, Russian classics and local playwright Vampilov staged regularly (in Russian) from September to June.
Domino may tout itself as a pizza joint but has saved many an early-morning breakfast hunter with its bliny and strong coffee.
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Regional Museum information
Irkutsk’s rapidly ageing Regional Museum occupies a fancy 1880s brick building that formerly housed the Siberian Geographical Society, a club of Victorian-style gentlemen explorers. The highlights here are the downstairs ethnographical exhibitions and the nostalgic display of 20th-century junk upstairs, as well as the small gift shop selling birch-bark boxes, jewellery made from Baikal minerals and other interesting souvenirs.