Irkutsk Art Museum named after V.P.Sukachov is the oldest Russian museum after the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg and the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
The richest collection beyond the Urals, it consists of 22 thousand art pieces. The museum is located in 9 historical buildings and a park in the center of the city.
1) Two-story stone estate with a park in the city center, main building (Lenina, 5), 1905-1907, architect: D.R.Magidey. Expositions: Russian and Western Art of XVII – XXI centuries, Art of the countries of the East (China, Japan, Mongolia) of XIV – XX centuries.
2) Two-story stone estate in the city center (К.Маrx, 23), 1880-1882; architects: G.V.Rozen, V.A.Rassushin, V.A.Kudelsky, and others. Expositions: Siberian Art of XVII-XXI and Art Gallery.
3) V.P.Sukachov’s mansion: five wooden houses with a park in the city center (Dekabrskih Sobytii, 112), 1883. Exhibition: V.P. Sukachov’s Family Memorial Art Exposition and other exhibitions.
4) A.N.Gindina’s mansion: tenement house of XIX century in the city center (Sverlov, 16).
The museum’s buildings are the monuments of architecture and the city’s attractions. You can’t just pass by the facades with large beautiful windows, paved roads, trees, and blooming shrubs in the park.
• Adult ticket (4 museums) – 400 rub
• Adult ticket (Main building) – 150 rub
Tue to Sun 10.00-18.00
Thu 10.00-20.00 (March – November)
Days off: Monday and last Tuesday of each month
Address: 5, Lenina str. (Rus: ул. Ленина, дом 5)
To get to Irkutsk Art Museum:
Bus stop “1st Sovetskaya” – buses, fixed-route taxis, trolleybus No. 4, tram No. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6.
Other Irkutsk attractions:
The Block 130 (130 kvartal or Irkutsk Sloboda) is the historical zone with many old wooden buildings and houses constructed in the XVII century.
At the Irkutsk Nerpinary you will see Baikal freshwater seal nerpa, a symbol of the lake and watch a nerpa show.
The open-air museum Taltsy is located 20 kilometers away from Listvyanka. The exposition features wooden buildings brought from all over Siberia.
The Circum-Baikal Railway is truly the main Baikal man-made landmark. This unique achievement in architecture and engineering is a section of the Trans-Siberian Railway and one of the most beautiful places of Lake Baikal.
With Byzantine style decorations, the Irkutsk’s Kazan Church looks like a fairy tower. It is known for the Irkutsk’s largest church bell.
The Epiphany Cathedral was listed among the landmarks of federal significance in 1960. The Cathedral’s decor is incredible, bizarre, and unique.
The Holy Cross Church is one of the oldest Irkutsk’s Orthodox temples, a distinctive landmark of Siberian Baroque. The church is famous for its unique exterior design.
The Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption is one of the most beautiful buildings placed in the historical part of Irkutsk.
Listvyanka is the best place to get to know the unique nature of the Baikal. This settlement is a starting point for many Baikal routes including the Circum-Baikal Railway.
Bolshiye Koty village is located close to Irkutsk and Listvyanka Settlement, yet far enough to preserve the beauty of a landscape. One of the sections of the Great Baikal Trail passes through the village.
Arshan is a small village located in Buryatia, in the Tunka Valley. The Valley is unique in its healing springs and alpine meadows. The village of Arshan is the most famous village in the Tunka valley. People come to Arshan for miraculous water and health.
Places of power are geographical areas that have a strong positive effect on the human psyche and body. These include the Shumak mineral springs in the Sayan Mountains. Here not only water heals but also picturesque mountain landscapes.