Irkutsk tourist areas
The main touristic area in Irkutsk is the city center. International tourists can see there the old buildings of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries! Usually, it is enough to spend 1-2 days touring the town center. Besides it, visitors can relax in city parks, or try the delicious food of Russian and Buryat cuisines in cafes and restaurants. Every guest of the city must taste the local delicacy – boozy, which you can order in Buryat cuisine restaurants.
There are eight tourist zones in the city. Main sightseeings are in Karl Marx Street, Lenin Street, Lower Embankment, and Gagarin Avenue zones.
The Central Market is interesting as a place you can take a bus to go to Baikal from.
Don’t forget to visit Island Youth to see how Irkutsk citizens spend their free time!
Please read the detailed description of the zones below.
Irkutsk city center touristic areas