The construction of the Kazan Church (aka Church of Our Lady of Kazan) started on July 27, 1885. The construction works lasted for seven years. With Byzantine style decorations, the Kazan Church looks like a fairy tower. It is known for the Irkutsk’s largest church bell. The inner spaces are decorated with fresco paintings. A unique iconostasis is carved out the Indian granite by Chinese craftsmen. The weight of the establishment is 70 tons; the height is 13 meters. The renovation works lasted from 1990 to 2012. Right now the church is in its original form.
Address: 34, Barrikad str. (Rus: ул. Баррикад, 34)
Opening hours: daily 8.00 – 19.00
To get to the Kazan Church:
From the Railway Station: take a tram №4а and go to the bus stop “Dekabristov” (Rus: Декабристов). Then walk several meters to the right, or take a minibus N64 and go to the bus station “Fuchika” (Rus: Фучика), then walk straight through the Kazan Market pavilions.
From the Airport: take a minibus N64 and go to the bus station “Fuchika” (Rus: Фучика), then walk straight through the Kazan Market pavilions.
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