THE MOSCOW KREMLIN
ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS OF 3 COUNTRIES
WINTER AT ITS BEST
FROM ULAANBAATAR TO ST. PETERSBURG
2019 CHRISTMAS SPECIALS
➤Transfer to Irkutsk
➤Russian lunch in Taltsy with tea and honey degustation
➤Guided tour in Irkutsk: St. Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square
➤Transfer to the train station
➤Boarding the train to Yekaterinburg
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.