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Address: Odessa, Odessa, Ukraine (Formerly Катакомбы Одессы)
Phone Number: 949979601
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If you are not fan of super luxury places but you want to see something connected with history of this place I would recommend you to visit this excursion. What is catacombs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Odessa, Ukraine
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Odessa, Ukraine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you are not fan of super luxury places but you want to see something connected with history of this place I would recommend you to visit this excursion. What is catacombs first. It's chaotic labyrinth of rooms and noone has a map of them. Ectually there are two parts of this excursion . One for kids where you will... More 

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Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The "catacombs" are tunnels in the golden limestone that underdays Odessa, stretching out from the Black Sea shore miles inland. Not so much for burials, but excavated originally for building materials. There are literally thousands of miles of tunnels... These were used by several bands of resistance fighters during WWII. Take an organized tour with an English speaking guide. Most... More 

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Indiana
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

You really need to take the time to visit the Catacombs and learn the amazing history of their use and times. But do not get lost in here!!!!!

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Odessa Oblast, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Our guides Egor and Vanya made a great team showing us through the tunnels. Took our kids 7,8 and 10 and they loved it. Prepare to get a little dusty but worth the trip!!

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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I would say more 'abandoned limestone quarry tunnels.' interesting and historic but not outstanding. we hired egor as our guide and did not take the 'official' tour.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

You must book a guide for this. Our hotel (The Frederic Koklen) helped us with that. The site is unmarked and locked. You need a guide with a key to get access. In recent history, during the Great Patriotic War, the Catacombs were used by anti-Fascist fighters. Our guide was quite knowledgeable and illuminated much of that time period for... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I was thinking that this is old Christian funeral place like Catacombs in Rome, but it isn't, this is former underground mine of limestone, which had been used to build the buildings in the city! Why you have to be careful? Because it is almost 3 hrs excursion and you have to walk with hard hat and electric torch in... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

On our recent visit to Ukraine, we hooked up with a private guide named Yuriy. He is a young and vibrant fellow who is anxious to share all that Odessa has to offer. At first we went directly to the catacombs. Unlike the catacombs in Italy, these tunnels were NOT for burying the dead. They actually formed an underground city... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I think if one is in Odessa one should go there. But dont forget that you must go 15 metres down (no fresh air) and continue for about 600 metres. I didnt manage it because of my claustrophobie

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Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Yuriy took us ot the partisan caves/catacombs, as part of our tour of Odessa. It is some way out of town, not somewhere you would get to by public transport I was fascinating for us to compare with places like the Ku Chi tunnels (Vietnam) on other trips, and also with other places on this tour (Auschwitz-Birkenau, KGB prison in... More 

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