The Epiphany Cathedral of Irkutsk

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Irkutsk city tour is the best choice for those who have little time to get acquainted with it. In 3 hours, you will visit the most significant places of Irkutsk including its numerous churches and cathedrals, the historical centre and the embankment of the Angara River.

The Epiphany Cathedral was built in 1693 right in the heart of the city next to the Church of Our Saviour. The Cathedral was burned down during the fire in 1716.


In 1718 the construction of a stone Cathedral was started. The works were finished only in 1729. The Epiphany Cathedral was listed among the landmarks of federal significance in 1960. The building’s intricate composition is crowned with a tall bell tower. The Cathedral’s decor is incredible, bizarre and unique. The combination of the Old Russian decor, Baroque elements, and indigenous Siberia motifs make the Cathedral look graceful. More than 300 tiles were used for the interior finish. At night the Cathedral is beautifully illuminated. From the Angara River, it looks like an Old Russian tower. The citizens compare it to a gingerbread house. The interior decoration is just as magnificent. You can spend much time, admiring the beauty of the tiles and looking for new elements and motifs.

Address: 1, Sukhe-Batora str. (Rus: ул. Сухэ-Батора, 1)

To get to the Epiphany Cathedral:
Bus stop “Ploshad Spiranskogo” (Rus: Площадь Спиранского) or “Skver Kirova” (Rus: Сквер Кирова)
Walk towards the embankment.
CITY BUSES 116, 64, 16

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