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Znamensky Monastery, Irkutsk

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Znamensky Monastery is located in Irkutsk. Arrange your visit to Znamensky Monastery and discover more family-friendly attractions in Irkutsk using our Irkutsk trip itinerary builder.
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  • It is situated not exactly in the downtown Irkutsk, but very close. The Kolchak monument is right at the entrance. The main cathdral has very unique icons. I was here on the Holy Trinity day. It was q...  more »
  • This is one of the last monuments of the Sibre Baroque and a major spiritual center of Irkutsk. The operating convent. I highly recommend visiting this place.  more »
  • Not a very large monastery (although a Russian friend insisted it was really a convent), but packed with history. A statue for the Admiral presides the entrance and several graves of Decemberists and ...  more »

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