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Catacombs of Odessa

Odessa, Odessa, Ukraine (Formerly Катакомбы Одессы)
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Ranked #7 of 182 Attractions in Odessa
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Cultural

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Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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8 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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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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Yatton, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
21 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We were on a recent Celebrity cruise round the Black Sea and took an optional tour of the catacombs, not really knowing what to expect. Our tour started about 15 miles outside of Odessa, at which stage the sheer scale and size of the catacombs network became apparent. Our local guide explained quietly and dispassionately the vital role the catacombs... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

We wanted to visit the catacoms and the first problem was how to get there. We couldnt find any tour in the streets. Our hostel found two places with a group leaving in the next hour for 720 ( around 72 euros) for two. We asked in tourist information and they quoted us 600 for two of us so we... More 

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