Iverskaya Chapel

Topped with a golden angel and right beside a Lenin statue, is the Iverskaya Chapel whose celebrated icon is dubbed ‘Tomsk’s Spiritual Gateway’.

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1. Lenin Statue

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3. Ploshchad Lenina

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Central pl Lenina isn’t really a square so much as a jumbled collection of beautifully restored historic buildings interspersed with banal Soviet concrete…

5. Tomsk Historical Museum

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Up on Resurrection Hill, this museum's moderately interesting collection of old artefacts, clothing and recreations of old homes is well-presented, with…

6. Catholic Church

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Up on Resurrection Hill, this pretty Catholic church dates to 1883. There are often a couple of nuns around the compound.

7. Resurrection Hill

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8. Chekhov Statue

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On the riverbank, this cheeky Chekhov statue was sculpted in bronze for the 400th anniversary of the city’s founding. Rubbing its well-polished nose is…