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Popular photo op in Irkutsk

This sculpture of Babr is a must visit in Irkutsk. We had seen the symbol on the coat of arms which... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrew M
Babr symbol of Irkutsk

Fun sculpture of Babr, the tiger with the sable in its mouth near a great pedestrian street and... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
Calgary, Canada
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| 130 District, Irkutsk, Russia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

and I can't tell you much more then that. It is in front of the main tourist area, the sculpture is on the flag and that is about it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This sculpture of Babr is a must visit in Irkutsk. We had seen the symbol on the coat of arms which is on many monuments in the city, so decided to take a photo with the actual sculpture on our last day in Irkutsk. This...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Fun sculpture of Babr, the tiger with the sable in its mouth near a great pedestrian street and shops. Try the pine nuts at the shops.

Thank lawm
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

The Babr statue is located just at the entry of the "restaurant district" of Irkutsk. The Babr is a tiger (supposidly a Siberian tiger) that during the history had been depicted as half tiger, half beaver, due to a misunderstanding of the word babr (not...More

Thank Dan A
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Charming statue of this mythic beast. Story is that when drawings were sent to Moscow for approval they thought it was a beaver and approved a beaver monument. Sculptor knew better and created Babr as a hybrid of tiger and beaver to satisfy both Moscow...More

Thank David R
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This is worth a close look if you are walking by. I enjoyed it. Unless you are someone who wants to see every sculpture, I would not say it is worth traveling any distance to see.

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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Again, worth seeing on a tour of the city, I would t make a separate trip just to view this monument alone

Thank 356peterg
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Interesting historical mascot for the city of irkutsk Siberia. It is a mythological monster said to be shaped as a tiger and a beaver with s sable in its mouth representing Siberian sable fur trade

Thank 123susan456
Reviewed May 27, 2018

In good weather you should go out with family and spouse to take photos, get a coffee or ice cream. Many tourists line up for photoshooting the Babr. A happy place to run around.

Thank Yuentze
Reviewed February 23, 2018

This sculpture, located at the entrance of the touristic section called "130 Kvartal" has nothing special, not even an artistic value. Babr is said to be the ancient local name for a tiger and it symbolizes the uniqueness, richness and power of the area while...More

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