Irkutsk can be named a city – museum because it has preserved a lot of historic ambience. Church domes and wooden architecture give a romantic look to the ancient streets.
You can visit here a unique museum located on the board of the steamboat-icebreaker "Angara" - one of the oldest ships of this type preserved in the world.
The first store of goods from China was opened in Irkutsk in 1863.
Most tourists come to Irkutsk to see Baikal, the deepest (1642 meters) lake on our planet with unique plants and animals (1750 species).
Lake Baikal is so large that it could contain about 100 Azov seas in it, which is 19% of all fresh water reserves on the Earth. 32 000 square meters is the surface area occupied by the lake. Some states, such as, Denmark, Belgium or Holland could easily place on the Baikal territory. Baikal is around 25 million years old.
Academic Drama Theater