Tourist Monument

Tourist Monument, Irkutsk: Address, Tourist Monument Reviews: 4.5/5

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jo-s
Houthalen, Belgium638 contributions
For me
Aug 2019
Nice statue. Irkutsk is visited mainly by backpackers and that is what this statue stands for. Every tourist takes a picture here.
Written 11 September 2019
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PipPaul W
Buckfastleigh, UK1,437 contributions
It's a statue
Aug 2019 • Couples
Knew about this - TA, nach - but came across it by chance on walking tour. Guide didn't mention it as we walked past.

Quirky, but no more than that
Written 16 August 2019
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ivanparkin
Derby, UK291 contributions
Tourist
Jun 2019 • Couples
A quirky statue of a tourist looking up at the hotel opposite.
Different and a fun photo opportunity.
Written 23 June 2019
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Rajat Ghosh
3 contributions
good fun place
Jun 2019 • Friends
a fun place to hang out, make some pictures and more, spend a good few hours and did eat at some local eatery as I looked up and wonderd about the windows and why are they so big windows in siberia,
Written 11 June 2019
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Kanbaatar
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia18,201 contributions
Tourist Monument, off Karl Marx St at Litvinova St, Irkutsk, Russia.
Jun 2019 • Solo
Too funny. I have been living here in Irkutsk, in this very area, on 5-Й АРМИИ УЛ, since last October of 2018. So I am up, and I am down, Karl Marx Street shopping, going to banks, finding restaurants, etc et all. Now, some 8-months into my stay, I discover that this statue, one I have passed countless times WITHOUT EVER REALLY 'SEEING' IT, lo-and-behold, is a Trip Advisor Attraction.

So I stopped today and took a few photos. Fun? Yes. Cute? Yes. Average? Yes. Worth-a-look-see? Yes. BUT .. Well I assume that you get the idea. Beauty IS in the eye of the beholder.
Written 7 June 2019
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Randall K
Canberra, Australia1,183 contributions
Quirky design
Feb 2019 • Friends
If you happen to be wandering through this area of the city then stop for a visit. Quite a quirky design and brings a smile to your face when you see it.
Written 21 March 2019
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Andrew M
7,144 contributions
A photo op for backpackers
Aug 2018 • Family
We were staying at a hostel near to Karl Marx Street, and this monument was the first that we visited on arrival in Irkutsk. It is located at the intersection of Karl Marx and Litvinov street. The monument shows a wide eyed tourist with overloaded backpack staring at a building across the road. The statue is well positioned as the building that the statue faces, is actually a great example of old Russian architecture, of which there are many in Irkutsk. We had just dropped our backpacks in our room before coming out to explore, so could identify with the sculpture. This photo op is a must for any backpacker in Irkutsk.

The sculpture was placed at this location in 2011, in celebration of World Tourism day, and has been popular with visitors since. We saw many amusing sculptures on our trip through Siberia, but this was the most memorable. It is in a great location, as the pedestrian street (Uritskogo) is the next right turn walking North on Karl Marx Street, and this area has many shops and F&B options. Near to the entrance of the pedestrian street is a monument to Lenin known as the International memorial. If you continue walking westward on Proletarskaya Street, you will see the circus building, and a monument to a famous director,with his well known cast of "Kidnapping Caucasian Style".
Written 25 October 2018
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JLC-1972
Hellerup, Denmark236 contributions
One of the wierder statues
Sep 2018 • Friends
There are a lot of statues in Irkutsk, but I like that a city remembers its history in this way. You can learn a lot by vieweing these.
Written 30 September 2018
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Peter G
Tarporley, UK663 contributions
Peter G
Sep 2018 • Friends
No idea why this is listed as an attraction, it is just a bronze statue on a shopping street, nicely done but an attraction, really!!
Written 17 September 2018
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Hamidrezas
Stenungsund, Sweden205 contributions
Why not
Feb 2018 • Solo
Some may claim that there are thousands of them around Russian cities but whether these monuments are not made by famous artist the monuments make your trip more memorable.
I got happy to see that how many people has liked these sculpture and I was also there. Sadly no photo!
Written 16 February 2018
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