Museum of local lore
A specially created area of historic buildings in Irkutsk, which includes several dozens of monuments of architecture and history of the city. This is a project that brings together the needs of the modern city and the traditions of the past centuries. On the territory of what is now 130 quarter of Irkutsk people began to build houses in the early XVIII century. At that time this land was outside the boundary of the city of Irkutsk and developed by rural type.
Only 130 a quarter covers an area of 5.7 hectares, is located in the triangle between the streets Sedova, 3rd July and Kozhova. Before one of the quarter (the arrow on which there is a sculpture Babr) historical attitude to the Central part of Irkutsk. And the South-Western and South-Eastern part belonged to rural areas. All the buildings were of wood, the area remained unimproved, so by the beginning of XX century houses among the stone buildings adjoining districts was a village, rather than the monuments.
In 2008, the 350th anniversary of Irkutsk, it was decided on the basis of the 130th district to create a special historical area. The project of creation of the Irkutsk Sloboda (the modern name of the district) was approved at the level of the regional government. At the end of March 2010 started the resettlement of residents from dilapidated and emergency housing, and rapidly passed, the restoration of the cultural heritage of the quarter and the construction of the lost architectural monuments. In September of 2011 - the anniversary of the city of Irkutsk Sloboda took its first guests. In place of the old uncomfortable barracks with a sleazy derelict sites in the centre of the capital of Priangarie appeared remarkable quarter with a neat paved promenades, beautiful historic mansions, museums, restaurants and developed infrastructure.
Area in the right-Bank district of Irkutsk city, located in the historical centre of the city between the streets of Lenin and Sukhbaatar main square of Irkutsk. The area is rich in history, it more than 300 years. She emerged at the South wall of the Irkutsk Kremlin in 1670 and, accordingly, is called the Kremlin. The terrain was marshy, which gradually drained. After this the area almost immediately became a center of trade, fairs and entertainment for citizens and guests of Irkutsk. It sold furs, textiles and tea were bought overseas goods, the travelers stopped to camp and were filled in the path of the expedition. At the end of the XVIII century, the Kremlin was demolished and the area receives the name Gostinodvorskaya, and later our lady of Tikhvin — the Church, which stood on its southern side. Today in the town square are the main events of Irkutsk and mass festivities. Including a military parade on the Victory Day and carnival. In summer there is a fountain, and in winter put the main Christmas tree and ice town building of the Baikal and Angara ice. Among the citizens square and the area are a place of rest, walks and meetings. In 2001 on the site of an earlier Cathedral stood established a chapel in memory and in honor of the third Millennium of Christianity in Russia.
The Art Museum
Irkutsk Museum of the Decembrists
Irkutsk regional historical and memorial Decembrists Museum is located in the heart of Irkutsk is its historic centre. The Museum consists of two farmsteads with houses of the princes of S. P. Trubetskoy and S. G. Volkonsky. Permanent exposition of the Museum tells about the life of the Decembrists on penal servitude and settlement in Eastern Siberia (1826-1856.). The Museum keeps original things of the family Trubetskoys, muravyovs, Wesneski, Ivashkevich, I. I. Puschin, D. I. Zavalishin, I. V. Poggio. The pride of the Museum's collection are musical instruments that belonged to Maria Volkonskaya – the world's only existing pyramid pianos of the late eighteenth century, the amazing beauty and sound of piano works by Belgian masters "Lichtenthal" 1831 and rare music box made in Switzerland in the mid-nineteenth century. Special love visitors to enjoy items from the bubbly collection, among them beaded embroidery wives of the Decembrists, E. I., Trubetskoy and M. N. Volkonskaya.
Embankment of the river Angara
Current place the Lower Embankment has been used since the founding of Irkutsk. On the spot where now a mound and viewing platform, was a dock for privatewire ships and boats, which led to the carriageway of the Spasskaya tower of the Kremlin, Irkutsk. Along the shore of the Angara was formed meadows and the road to Znamensky monastery. Gradually (with the increase in the settlement) of the free territory was built up with blocks. On the Lower Promenade for the first time in the history of Irkutsk was built the first Gostiny Dvor and the scow, which led to the Moscow highway on the other side of the Angara. Also there was a customs office and other institutions.
Special pride of the Bottom of the Embankment and the hallmark of the Irkutsk became the Cathedral of the Epiphany, founded in 1693 and the arc de Triomphe "Moskovskie Vorota" and "Pavilion of Prince Nicholas."
Today the pedestrian (lower) layer of the embankment presents an observation deck, which connects with the Avenue of veterans and Public gardens, the bridge over the highway the Bottom of the embankment. It is a favorite place of citizens and guests of the city. Visiting the viewing platform is considered to be the duty of the newlyweds.
Memorial "Eternal flame"
The memorial was erected on may 8, 1975, is located behind the building of the Government of the Irkutsk region. Architect — V. Fedorin, chief artist V. Smagin. The memorial complex devoted to memory of warriors-Siberians who died in the battles against the Nazi invaders during the great Patriotic war. The eternal flame was lit from the torch, delivered the baton from the walls of the Moscow Kremlin with the tomb of the Unknown soldier. Every year on Victory Day here are held mass celebrations in memory of the fallen soldiers.
Theater of Okhlopkov
Irkutsk academic drama theatre named after N. P. Ohlopkova. The status of a professional theatre acquired in 1850, when the wandering troupe of actors remained in Irkutsk for a permanent job. The first performances of the professionals were given in the Noble Assembly. In 1851, under the patronage of Governor General Nikolai Muravyov-Amur completed the construction of a building for a theatre, which officially opened on 22 September 1851 the staging of N. The field "Russian people welcome remember". During its history, the theater changed several wooden theater buildings. In 1897 the theatre is located in a stone building that was built by the chief architect of the Directorate of Imperial theaters V. A. Shreter in the traditional scheme "tiered theatre. Construction was carried out under the direct patronage of Governor Alexander Goremykina. The building was struck by not only the décor, but also perfect acoustics. A masterpiece of architecture of the nineteenth century, the theater building became a jewel of urban architecture. In 1995 the building was given the status of historical and cultural heritage of Federal importance. In 1999 he completed the reconstruction of the theatre. To Irkutsk has arrived on tour the largest master of Russian theatre: Brabec, Dolmatov, K. A. Varlamov. Many times toured P. N. Orlenev, not once visited the city mobile theater PP Gaideburov. In 1909, played a troupe of actors of the Maly theatre, in 1915, a group of actors of the theatre korsha. He has toured the brothers Adelgeim, M. D. Dali, M. I. Petipa. Irkutsk scene associated with the names of Karamazov, M. G. Savina, V. F. Komissarzhevskaya, Yablochkin, A. I. Yuzhin. 2 November 1967 the Council of Ministers of the RSFSR, the theatre was named after the famous Soviet Director N. Okhlopkova, whose theatrical career began at the Irkutsk stage. August 31, 1999 by order of the Minister of culture of the Russian Federation, the theatre was awarded the title "Academic".