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Znamensky Monastery

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Address: Angarskaya, 14, Irkutsk 664001, Russia
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+7 395 277-87-30

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Not a very large monastery (although a Russian friend insisted it was really a convent), but packed with history. A statue for the Admiral presides the entrance and several graves... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2016
Malaga, Spain
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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Not a very large monastery (although a Russian friend insisted it was really a convent), but packed with history. A statue for the Admiral presides the entrance and several graves of Decemberists and other historical figures surround it. Inside the usual decoration, but with intrinsic detail, not too kitchy in my opinion. Worth reading a bit about the place before... More 

Thank CeesSier
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

small but impressive, paintings on the wall, decoration, are beautiful. must see place in Irkutsk city

Thank saruulbatbayar55
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is another example of a beautiful monastery with a beautiful highly decorated interior.Heads need to be covered and there are scarves inside to borrow

1 Thank Jennefer N
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Our tour group stopped here and, though the faithful are required to cover their heads upon entering, we were exempted. The cathedral interior is a delight to all senses, including one's spirit. We were allowed to purchase and light candles. We were also permitted to take photographs, which was forbidden in the cathedrals at the Kremlin and in the greater... More 

Thank mkbNewJersey
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is a wooden cathedral that is being renovated. While not completely done, it is an amazing building to see. The inside is lovely with lots of paintings. Women need to wear head scarves inside so bring one. The garden has lots of flowers and is very peaceful. Worth a visit.

Thank Sandi0615
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

A beautiful setting, a peaceful spot and a chance to reunite with a religious we met on the TransSiberian railroad headed to Irkutsk. The iconography in the Church is consistent with many of the churches in the City. The grounds of the monastery are pleasant to walk through,

Thank MomDives
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

The monastery was like any other old Russian church but was interesting to see. It had a lot of nice paintings and interesting icons. Nice stop over to see a real monastery.

1 Thank howardcnz
Irkutsk Oblast, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Took a marshrutka to the monastery from the center of Irkutsk. Walked a little ways, and approached the monastery. First, a lovely view of the statue of Admiral Kolchak. Plenty of tombs around the monastery. Covered my hair with a scarf and went inside a nearly empty cathedral. The deep reds and gold finish are overwhelming. It's quiet, but filled... More 

1 Thank Kathy G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Really beautiful, unfortunately no pictures are allowed as it had one of the nices pictures of Christ teaching the people just as you walk into the chapel on the right and on the ceiling.

Thank deejayrussia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

It can seem hard to get there because it is located by a trafficated roundabout. Strolling along the river from central Irkutsk is very nice and it is possible to cross the streets if you are careful. I'm sure there is another way of getting to it, we just didn't find it. Beautiful monastery and garden.

Thank Lars S

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