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Cathedral of The Epiphany

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Address: Sukhe-Batora St., 1A, Irkutsk 664011, Russia
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Nice cathedral, the ice sculptures outside were very special and it was a shame they were not lit at night. This was one of nicest cathedrals in Siberia

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
Western Australia
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Western Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Nice cathedral, the ice sculptures outside were very special and it was a shame they were not lit at night. This was one of nicest cathedrals in Siberia

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American Fork, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We enjoyed a small mass while we were there. Beautiful wood interiors and stained-glass windows. Worth a 10 minute visit just to enjoy.

Thank MichaelPeterson
Thrissur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

It is small but beautiful cathedral, painted new and colorful. The Angara river besides gave a special reflection to the walls. There was not much people inside the cathedral but very spiritual atmosphere. I met a girl there resembling the Vermeer’s paining ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’.

Thank Unnikrishnan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

A 300 year old cathedral, beautifully decorated, it is a monument to Russian piety as well as the restoration skills of the people.

Thank Prodipto B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice Russian Orthodox Church / Cathedral, very close to the war memorial, Kirov Park, Cossack statue and the Angara River.

Thank MartinBaxter58
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely well maintained orthodox cathedral.Beautifully decorated.Women need to cover their head ,if you didn't have a scarf there is a little basket at the entrance full of scarves to borrow

Thank Jennefer N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was the first Russian Orthodox cathedral I ever visited. As luck would have it, a group of 3 nuns were singing when we entered. Absolutely beautiful experience. Be aware that women are expected to cover their heads- if you don't have anything to cover with, don't worry, there are "loaner scarves" at the entrance. They also have "loaner wrap... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Even though I've seen my fair share of Russian orthodox cathedral, this one with white walls and red ornaments is quite unique. It's on the Square of Three Cathedrals - this one, another Orthodox and a Catholic one. One of the places in Irkutsk I'd recommend seeing.

Thank Tinde_K
Larisa, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We visited this church with our kids. We liked the calm and the devotion of the people there. Outside the church observe the colorful paintings.

Thank farmakeros f
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

One of so many beautiful churches in Irkutsk. Ifmyiunare lucky, you will hear the bells calling the faithful to prayer. Stop, listen. You don't have to be "Orthodox" to appreciate the grandeur.

Thank MomDives

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