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Fantastic external designs

The Holy Cross cathedral is one of the oldest churches in Irkuytsk. It's unique facade is it's real... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Andrew M
Beautiful restoration of classic orthodox style church

Surrounded by charming gardens, but also by non threatening beggars. Main church often locked so... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
David R
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Sedova St., 1, Irkutsk 664003, Russia
+7 395 234-42-42
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

The Holy Cross cathedral is one of the oldest churches in Irkuytsk. It's unique facade is it's real attraction, as there are a multitude of colours and shapes which are used to decorate the church exterior. The church was closed when we visited, but the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Surrounded by charming gardens, but also by non threatening beggars. Main church often locked so you only get to see smaller chapel. Some lovely stained glass.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed April 8, 2018

This beautiful church dating back to 1760 is just across Kvartal 130 and thus, is very close to touristic areas of Irkutsk. There are people asking for donations at the entrance but they are not insisting. Once you step in the courtyard, there is religious...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

So many cultures wrapped up in one church. We only viewed the architectural elements on the outside and we're blown away by the combination of symbols of different faiths, buddism, Christians, Moslem, symbols and signs all made into one building. I hear what's inside is...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Espressogal
Reviewed May 13, 2017

It is hard to miss this cathedral. It is situated on the embankment of the Angara river. I walked past it several times and once visited it after a morning service.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank alexey2612
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Came in the rain, after a day of visiting lots of churches, statues and sites of import. Thus, a bit cynical on approach but clearly this was a Church not to be missed. The highlight of the visit was the concert of chimes by a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed February 21, 2016

Beautiful church interior with murals, mosaics and icons. Visit in Winter though, the icons in ice sculptures are really beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Valleyone
Reviewed January 11, 2016

At first of all I really liked visiting to this church and it was first time to this kind of church for me. Not pay to get in but you can get a candle starting from 20 rubles to light it on portraits of holy...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Tosonkhuu S
Reviewed November 8, 2014

Actually, I am the church fan. I really like the church's architectural. This cathedral is beautiful one and have colourful interior painting.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Ltp_BKK
Reviewed October 4, 2014

This Baroque style cathedral took 11 years to build and is set in nice gardens and is surrounded by an elegant fence. There are three iconostasis within the church and of the 650 icons, 400 of them are recognized as having great artistic value. Most...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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