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Znamensky Monastery

Angarskaya, 14, Irkutsk 664001, Russia
+7 395 277-87-30
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Definitely go to see this monastery. It is definitely worth the visit. Watch carefully how... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Foothold of Orthodox faith

It is situated not exactly in the downtown Irkutsk, but very close. The Kolchak monument is right... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Moscow, Russia
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Angarskaya, 14, Irkutsk 664001, Russia
+7 395 277-87-30
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Definitely go to see this monastery. It is definitely worth the visit. Watch carefully how worshippers approach the holy icons. Remember no photos.

Thank Har45
Reviewed 13 May 2017

It is situated not exactly in the downtown Irkutsk, but very close. The Kolchak monument is right at the entrance. The main cathdral has very unique icons. I was here on the Holy Trinity day. It was quite remarkable. Such a beautiful hall was decoratedn...More

Thank alexey2612
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is one of the last monuments of the Sibre Baroque and a major spiritual center of Irkutsk. The operating convent. I highly recommend visiting this place.

1  Thank Archpriest Vyac... P
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...More

1  Thank CeesSier
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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

Thank saruulbatbayar55
Reviewed 13 October 2016

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
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...More

1  Thank mkbNewJersey
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...More

Thank Sandi0615
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...More

Thank MomDives
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
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