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Nice statue and on the doorstep of some marvelous restaurants

As the title suggests, it is a nice statue but the food in this precinct is great. I think when in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Blackwood, Australia
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Popular photo op in Irkutsk

This sculpture of Babr is a must visit in Irkutsk. We had seen the symbol on the coat of arms which... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Andrew M
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| 130 District, Irkutsk, Russia
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All reviews siberian tiger his mouth lots of shops nice statue beaver symbol coat arms sable district creatures presenting wealth authorities approved cat tourists
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As the title suggests, it is a nice statue but the food in this precinct is great. I think when in Irkutsk you should take time to see it and whilst there take in the provincial architecture of the city.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank evanm158
Reviewed 20 November 2018

and I can't tell you much more then that. It is in front of the main tourist area, the sculpture is on the flag and that is about it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GvP13
Reviewed 5 November 2018

This sculpture of Babr is a must visit in Irkutsk. We had seen the symbol on the coat of arms which is on many monuments in the city, so decided to take a photo with the actual sculpture on our last day in Irkutsk. This...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Fun sculpture of Babr, the tiger with the sable in its mouth near a great pedestrian street and shops. Try the pine nuts at the shops.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lawm
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The Babr statue is located just at the entry of the "restaurant district" of Irkutsk. The Babr is a tiger (supposidly a Siberian tiger) that during the history had been depicted as half tiger, half beaver, due to a misunderstanding of the word babr (not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dan A
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Charming statue of this mythic beast. Story is that when drawings were sent to Moscow for approval they thought it was a beaver and approved a beaver monument. Sculptor knew better and created Babr as a hybrid of tiger and beaver to satisfy both Moscow...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is worth a close look if you are walking by. I enjoyed it. Unless you are someone who wants to see every sculpture, I would not say it is worth traveling any distance to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Globaljoan
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Again, worth seeing on a tour of the city, I would t make a separate trip just to view this monument alone

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 356peterg
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting historical mascot for the city of irkutsk Siberia. It is a mythological monster said to be shaped as a tiger and a beaver with s sable in its mouth representing Siberian sable fur trade

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 123susan456
Reviewed 27 May 2018

In good weather you should go out with family and spouse to take photos, get a coffee or ice cream. Many tourists line up for photoshooting the Babr. A happy place to run around.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Yuentze
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