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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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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  • this is nice monument, surrounding us nice for walk, river is beautiful, near center of city, you will enjoy walking here.  more »
  • Statue showing the strength of the Cossack frontier settlers of the region. Interesting to see the detail of their dress of the time  more »
  • On the embankment of the Angara river there is a monument of the first settlers of this area. The guy looks like a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. In fact, that is the Russian variant of the...  more »