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Irkutsk is a large city, but having a done up fake wooden building street pedestrian area and shopping mall Modnyy Kvartal is a really nice touch to the city.
You can park anywhere on the road since there's no issue with ticketing along the road....More
This area is reserved for pedestrians.
There are plenty of different cafés, restaurants and stores.
Especially the huge shopping mall attracts many people also locals.
In the summer time there are also street musicians and you can sit outside.
I heard a lot about kvartal street so I took a walk from my hotel. When I travel I like touristy places as well as very authentic ones. It is a very nice area with coffee shops many restaurants and pubs. Souvenirs which I didn't...More
I stayed in this area for 3 - 4 nights. It's easy to go anywhere both in town and airport.
There're lots of nice and fine restaurant around, including shopping mall. So, it's nice place to stay after adventure in Olkhon as I did.
As 130 Kvartal is listed as "the" place to visit for tourists in Irkutsk, when we landed to the city, it was the first place we visited and we were extremely disappointed as there was really nothing to do nor nothing to see around.
it takes about 3 hours to walk and explore the place wooden buildings from the 18 century the doors and windows the architecture of the era . talking architecture will be interesting to lover of old cities in western europe
Apart from the visit to rassolnik, kvarral 130 was not worth a visit. It is totally artificial and built up for tourism reasons with a lot of high price shops and souvenir stands.
I preferred our stroll through Irkutsk, where you find annunciation of cute...More