Monument to the Founder of Irkutsk, Irkutsk

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Take a photograph with Monument to the Founder of Irkutsk, designed to be a collective representation of the Cossacks, widely considered to be the pioneers of the region. Unveiled in 2011 to celebrate the city's 350th anniversary, the monument was financed by the state and local citizens and sits along the river bank. Take a short walk from the monument to the nearby cathedral and other historical monuments and buildings. Make Monument to the Founder of Irkutsk part of your personalized Irkutsk itinerary using our Irkutsk trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 19, 2017
    The statue is among several "Soviet style" monuments in the city. Nicely located on the river in the northern part of the city. The views along the river and the river walk are great. If you have time...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This way you view point, it seems very much up for grabs went .... There isn't much than expected. .. The sight of the River were only to see some of the sunset
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  • August 3, 2017
    Irkutsk is a really beautiful city full of character. Perhaps the nicest part of it is the riverside walk and one of the finest monuments there is the massive monument to the founder of the city. It d...  more »

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A famous stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, historically rich Irkutsk serves as a perfect base for trips to Lake Baikal. With its steadily increasing popularity among tourists, the city offers a good selection of places to stay. The center of the city has the highest concentration of luxury and boutique hotels, but you can also find quite a few in other neighborhoods. Numerous bed and breakfasts and plenty of hostels offer a good alternative to hotels. Likewise, renting a fully furnished apartment is another popular option. Note that the number of available apartments significantly increases during the summer season, when most tourists visit the city.
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