Plan a Trip to Irkutsk
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The city of great Russian explorers often referred to as the "Paris of Siberia", magnificent Irkutsk has long played an important role in the history of the whole country. Being among the most popular stops along the renowned Trans-Siberian Railway, Irkutsk is always glad to welcome travelers wishing to get a deeper insight into Russia's rich culture and natural diversity. But if you think that Irkutsk only serves as a gateway to the gorgeous Lake Baikal, you'll probably be pleasantly surprised by the extensive "must-see" list of things Irkutsk can offer. Any tour of Irkutsk provides an amazing chance to catch the charms of Russia of the past by examining the mesmerizing facades of the Epiphany Cathedral, enjoying fine examples of traditional Russian wooden architecture like the Volkonsky and Trubetskoy Houses, and digging into Irkutsk's history by visiting a couple of local museums. All in all, Irkutsk is an ideal place to take in the spirit of pristine Siberia!