Irkutsk is a tourist city and of course there are a lot of historical monuments, different museums, interesting galleries and many other places of interes. But if you want to see the soul of the real Siberian man there is only one place you need to go. That place is Taltsy the open-air museum of wooden architecture .The museum built in 1980 represents a true life of Old Russian settlement. 78 monuments of architecture dating back to the 17-19th century constitute four historical-cultural zones of the Baikal region. They are zones of Russians, Buryats, Evenks and Tofalars.