All info for this page was provided by fanatombaikala
“Taltsy” – an open air museum of wooden architecture
The Taltsy Museum (Russian: Тальцы), located on the Angara 47 kilometers (29 mi) South of Irkutsk, is an open-air museum of Siberian traditional architecture. Numerous old wooden buildings from villages in the Angara valley, which have been flooded after the construction of the Bratsk Dam and Ust-Ilimsk Dam, have been transported to the museum and reassembled there. One of the centerpieces of the collection is a partial recreation of the 17th-century ostrog (fortress) of Ilimsk, which consists of the original Spasskaya Tower and the Church of Our Lady of Kazan transported from the flooded ostrog in the mid-1970s, to which an exact modern copy of another tower of theostrog and the Southern wall of the fortress were added in the early 2000s.
1. The observation point to view the Angara river mouth and a Shaman rock (51°52′27.57″N , 104°49′48.89″E)
It is located in the very beginning of the village. Angara – 1779 km long – is the only river which outflows the lake. The river mouth is the wides in the world. It never freezes in winter due to the warm waters feeding the river from the bottom of Baikal.
2. Baikal Museum (51°52′6.54″N , 104°50′11.73″E)
Listvaynka village, Akademithceskaya street, 1
tel. +7 (3952) 490-155
Baikal museum is dedicated to collect, store and share the knowledge about lake Baikal. It has 3 main themes: 1) geology, landscapes and live creatures of the lake.
2) fish and seals aquarium
3) “virtual” submarine diving to the bottom of the lake
Also, you can watch the tiny creatures of Baikal using the microscope.
You can watch a live translation from the remote islands where there is a great Baikal seal colony.
3. Arboretum – Lake view trees and plants park
4. Nerpa-seals show
Listvyanka village, Gorky street, 101-а. tel: +7 (3952) 554432, 496900
The nerpa-seals show is unique in its kind: the seals can dance, sing and play jazz and foot ball. One of the seals is talented enough to paint the art masterpieces, which you can buy (if you are talented enough)
6. A lift to the view point (Chersky stone – Kamen Cherskogo) (51°52’22″N 104°50’37″E)
The Chersky Stone is the 755 m hill top, from where the Southern part of Baikal, port Baikal, Khamar-Daban mountain range.
7. The cliffs in the beginning of Great Baikal Trail
See the 3D panorama
The trekking between Listvyanka and Bolshie Koty is the most popular esp in summer. The 18 km can be covered within 6 hr. Most of the time, the train goes along the shore therefore the views are fantastic.
See 3D panorama
8. Private zoo
Listvyanka village, Gorky street, 3
9. Retro park
A collection of metal sculptures and old Soviet cars.
10. Saint Nicolas Church
Listvyanka village, Koolikova street, 90. tel: +7 (3952) 496771
11. Russian song performance center
Listvyanka village, Ostrovsky street, 45.
12. The solar telescope (biggest in Russia)
13. Art Gallery named after Vladimir Plamenevsky
Listvyanka village, Chapaev street, 76
14. Fish market and souvenirs
15. Baikal Dog Sledding Center (all year round)
Listvyanka village, Koolikiva street, 134 а
Tels : 8-9086-605-098, 8-9086-569-374
16. Snowmobiles and quads renting
Listvyanka village, Kooliova street, 44
tel: 8 (3952) 67-67-23
What else you can do in Listvyanka
A boat excursion around Listvyanka
At the main peer, you can rent private boats or use regular public boats to visit Bolshie Koty (18km, 30 min one way) and Sandy Bay – Bukhta Peschannaya (90km, 2 hr one way) or visit port Baikal (25 min one way)
The ferry to port Baikal (departs from the Baikal Museum peer) is orating all year round due to unfrozen river mouth.
Visiting the ice sculptures town (February – March)
Taking a rice on the hovercraft