History of Irkutsk Sloboda

Hotel Kupechesky dvor is situated in historical center called Irkutsk sloboda.

The main idea of Irkutsk sloboda is creating a new area based on architectural and historical heritage. It unites the city, complementing the center and has a role of cultural Mecca and becomes favorite place for rest for hundreds of citizens and guests. Historical block is 5,7 acres and it’s situated in triangle between old streets: Verhnya Amurskaya (now Sedova), Nizhnya Amurskaya (now 3d July) and Masterskaya (now Kozhova). It’s a very important part of Irkutsk city, because it’s near such interesting places as Krestovozdvizhenskaya church and Ierusalim Memorial park, Theater square, promenade. It determines cultural and territorial attractiveness of the area. 130 block is cultural and historical heritage and has this spirit of ancient, that bears Irkutsk sloboda.

Reconstruction of 130 block is not ready yet, but it’s life is already full of bright holidays and traditions. People like to come here on weekend, walk on area, decorated with newly cutted down houses, enjoy neat territory, make wishes on Circle of wishes. This is one more Irkutsk tradition that was born here – in the center of the block there is a little square, in the center of which there is a rotating disk. You can stand on it and rotate 3 times counter-clockwise, then throw a coin and make a wish.

Irkutsk sloboda became a place of visit for new weds. Wedding ceremonies come here to walk and make photo session against beautiful historical buildings and decorated with flowers arch in the shape of heart.

The best place of the city – that is how citizens call Irkutsk sloboda. They come here on holidays and events, that are New year, Christmas, Student day, St. Valentines day, 8 of March, Maslenitsa, Fools day and etc..

Here you don’t want to hurry and there is no place for rush. Here, as many people notice, even air is more clear and fresh. Even noise from cars going by is not so noticeable. You definetly would like to invite your friends from other cities and countries here, so they will be amazed and say “How beautiful that is!”*

The desire to share beauty of Irkutsk sloboda underplayed the decision to start building a small but homely hotel in the center of the block. In August 2013 hotel opened its doors for the first visitors. You can choose from 14 rooms that are equipped according the latest technologies and design. Friendly personnel will fulfill all you requirements and make your vacation or business trip unforgettable!*

*based on website 130kvartal.irk.ru

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