Monument to the tourist
The unveiling of the monument to the tourist took place on September 27, 2011 day of the professional celebration of the tourism industry’s workers. The bronze statue depicts a man wearing a hat and a backpack. 2.2 meters high it weights about 300kg and was casted in the city of Zhukovsky (near Moscow) and then delivered to Irkutsk.
It is meant to embody the collective image of the people who like active leisure and travelling. The monument is located at the corner of Karl Marx and Litinov Streets. The author of this project is sculptor Ilya Stavsky. This statue is the fourth to have been erected so as to commemorate the 350 years of the city of Irkutsk.