The Holy Cross Church 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 most significant places of Irkutsk including its numerous churches and cathedrals, the historical center and the embankment of the Angara River.

The Holy Cross Church is one of the oldest Irkutsk’s Orthodox temples, a distinctive landmark of Siberian Baroque. The first two-story church was built in 1719 upon the Krestovaya Mountain. It was blessed by Metropolitan Filofei (Leshinsky). The construction of a stone church started in May 1747. The works were finished by the end of 1760. The church is famous for its unique exterior design. The facades are decorated with a rich ornament. Simple geometric objects and garden comply with a complex design. Based on the decor, you can see the influence of local folk art. The Holy Cross Church is the only church in Siberia with XVII century’s interiors.

Opening hours: daily from 9.00 to 19.00

Address: 1, Sedova st. (Rus: ул. Седова, 1)

GPS coordinates:
Longitude: 104.288655
Latitude: 52.276315

How to get to the Holy Cross Church:
Bus stops “Stadion Trud” (Rus: Стадион Труд), “Lenina (Filarmonya)” (Rus: Ленина (Филармония).

CITY BUSES 77, 64, 116

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