Beautiful Russian Orthodox Churches as well as Polish Catholic Cathedral this is the only one in Siberia. The historical center of Irkutsk today is under architectural conservation. There are more than 680 cultural and architectural monuments.
Some of them are the Savior Cathedral, the Christ-Epiphany Cathedral (1723), the building of the East Siberian Geographical Society and the statue of Alexander III and many others.
Irkutsk, in reality, serves several purposes for international travellers. It serves as popular stopover and resting point for travellers riding the Trans-Siberian railway. Irkust is home to several universities and a major branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, thanks to its proximity to Lake Baikal. It is a city rich in culture and history for those who want to get a sense of Russia's past. It is also used as a base for those who want to explore the nature and splendour of Lake Baikal. Irkutsk gives to visitors the option to enjoy a mixture of different architectural.