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“Visited with freetour”
27 Oct 2018
“Monastery with great history”
Angarskaya, 14, Irkutsk 664001, Russia
+7 395 277-87-30
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting place specially the ice sculptures festival outside the church which held every Jan-Febuary

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Seri L
Reviewed 27 October 2018

The Znamensky Monastery was built between 1689-1693, as a wooden structure. It is also known as the Monastery of Our Lady of the Sign or the Church of the Holy Sign Painter. Between 1757-1760 the wood structure was replaced by a stone church building. In...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We visited in the middle of a snowstorm. It is lovely inside. Wished we could have walked around outside to see more of the grounds, but the snow made it impossible. However, am glad that we made the effort to visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank cocoanutty
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  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

Date of experience: June 2016
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank FellowTraveler451207
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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank CeesSier
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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

Date of experience: April 2016
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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank jennefern2014
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

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank mkbNewJersey
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