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Duc de Richelieu Statue

Duc de Richelieu Statue

Duc de Richelieu Statue Musical Comedy Theater Odessa Train Station Odessa Catacombs

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Standing at the top of the Potemkin Stairs is a statue of Armand-Emmanuel du Plessis (Duc de Richelieu), influential French Nobleman and Odessa's first governor within the Russian Empire. Under his administration Odessa greatly increased in importance and became the empire's third largest city.

photo 2: Musical Comedy Theater
The theater of musical comedy, which got its start in Lviv in 1947, is now based in the theater named in honor of great operetta actor Mikhail Vodianoy. Built in 1981, with seating for 1300 people, the theater is one of the most modern, technically equipped theaters in Odessa.

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Photo from Catacombs and Museum of Partisan Glory. The catacombs, mined for limestone blocks used to build Odessa, are a labyrinth of tunnels snaking roughly 2500km underground. During World War II they were a hideout for Soviet partisans.

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Odessa Seaside

Odessa Hotel and Sea Terminal

Odessa Hotel and Sea Terminal

Odessa Hotel and Sea Terminal Potemkin Stairs Odessa Harbor Odessa Port

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Odessa Hotel and Sea Terminal from the top of Potemkin Stairs.

photo 2: Potemkin Stairs
Perhaps the city's most well known landmark, the Potemkin Stairs are considered the formal entrance to Odessa from the direction of the Black Sea. The top step is 12.5m (41 ft) wide, while the lowest step is 21.7m (70.8 ft) wide, giving the illusion of greater length.

photo 3: Odessa Harbor
The Port of Odessa is built within artificially created break waters with the entrance marked by the lighthouse seen in the photo.

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Odessa is home to two sea ports, the Odessa Port seen in the photo, as well as the Yuzhny oil terminal in the city's suburbs.

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Famous Odessa Landmarks

Odessa Opera Theater

Odessa Opera Theater

Odessa Opera Theater St. Panteleimon Church Odessa City Duma Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral

photo 1: Odessa Opera Theater
Odessa Opera Theater got its start in 1810, while the current National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, with its Italian Baroque facade, opened for its first performance in 1887.

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Photo of church of the Monastery of St Panteleimon which was consecrated in 1895. Under Soviet rule it was also used as a planetarium between 1961 and 1991.

photo 3: Odessa City Duma
The Odessa City Council, once home to the city's first stock exchange, is found at the south end of Primorsky Boulevard.

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The Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, located on Sobornaya Ploshad, is Odessa's largest Orthodox Church (50m wide and over 100m long).

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Stroll Around Odessa

Deribasovsky Street

Deribasovsky Street

Deribasovsky Street Primorsky Boulevard Archaeological Museum Seaside in Odessa

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Photo down Deribasovskaya Ulitsa, a cobblestone pedestrian street lined with cafes, restaurants and bars.

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A tree-lined promenade that follows the contours of cliffs that overlook the Black Sea. Residents and visitors come here to stroll and enjoy views of the Odessa Sea Port.

photo 3: Archaeological Museum
One of many examples of Neoclassical architecture found in Odessa, Ukraine.

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Photo of popular recreation spot on Odessa's Black Sea shore. While this picture is taken in the fall, summertime sees large crowds of beach goers, strollers and evening revelers.

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