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The open-air Taltsy Museum imageThe open-air Taltsy Museum

Day Schedule


➤Breakfast on board

➤Train arrives at Irkutsk railway station

➤Tour to the historical city centre including a visit to the Decembrists’ Museum, the «wooden lace» house, also called the «House of Europe», the most beautiful and amazing streets of the city — Bolshaya Prospektnaya, today — Karl Marx street

➤Lunch at a city restaurant

➤Visit the Taltsy Museum of Architecture and Ethnography which is located in a picturesque place on the right bank of the Angara River

➤Free time at the 130 Quarter — Irkutskaya Sloboda, a quarter with reconstructed city buildings of the 19-20 century

➤Dinner in a restaurant

➤Depart Irkutsk

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Taltsy


The open-air museum Taltsy is located 20 kilometers away from Listvyanka. The exposition features wooden buildings brought from all over Siberia. Right now, 40 landmarked buildings and 8000 artifacts dated by XVII-XIX centuries are presented as part of the exhibition.


The museum looks like an ancient village with long streets, wooden houses, water mills, and even a small school. It should be noted, that in the past real village “Taltsy” was located here. However, with the construction of the Ust-Ilimskaya hydroelectric power station, a part of the village came under the threat of flooding. Authorities decided to preserve the unique village and turned it into the museum.

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