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Holy Cross Cathedral

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Address: Sedova St., 1, Irkutsk 664003, Russia
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Phone Number:
+7 395 234-42-42
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Beautiful Inside and Out

Came in the rain, after a day of visiting lots of churches, statues and sites of import. Thus, a bit cynical on approach but clearly this was a Church not to be missed. The... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Came in the rain, after a day of visiting lots of churches, statues and sites of import. Thus, a bit cynical on approach but clearly this was a Church not to be missed. The highlight of the visit was the concert of chimes by a master who personally collected the bells and reconstructed the tower. Not to be missed.

Thank MomDives
Hong Kong, China
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Beautiful church interior with murals, mosaics and icons. Visit in Winter though, the icons in ice sculptures are really beautiful.

Thank Valleyone
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016

At first of all I really liked visiting to this church and it was first time to this kind of church for me. Not pay to get in but you can get a candle starting from 20 rubles to light it on portraits of holy people.

Thank oso_guide
Bangkok, Thailand
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256 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2014

Actually, I am the church fan. I really like the church's architectural. This cathedral is beautiful one and have colourful interior painting.

Thank Ltp_BKK
Perth, Australia
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

This Baroque style cathedral took 11 years to build and is set in nice gardens and is surrounded by an elegant fence. There are three iconostasis within the church and of the 650 icons, 400 of them are recognized as having great artistic value. Most of the icons were made in the 18th century. This Cathedral is well worth a... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2013

Very interesting Russian church, one of a kind, never seen anything like that. Awesome inside and out! Bring your camera!

Thank Timoshka

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