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Duke de Richelieu monument

Primorsky Boulevard, Odessa, Ukraine
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Ranked #13 of 182 Attractions in Odessa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks

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Odessa, Ukraine
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337 reviews 337 reviews
52 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Old monumnet in the style of the antique classic, famous for everyone visiting the city. Still has few buller holes from the WW2 times. Great place to make pictures of the port and bay, in the middle of Primorksy boulevard

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The iconic statue oat the top of the Potemkin steps. You will never forget teh first time you see the Duc. One of the great sights of Europe.

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Holladay, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Located at the top of the Potemkin Stairs, my only complaint is the inscriptions are not duplicated in English (I know...I am not in the U.S.). Still, I wish I read Russian so that I could enjoy more of what the plaque said. Nicely made statue.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The monument itself is just average, but the area in which it is located, is a unique place. If you want to see how playing with the flower of the nation's youth - you get a chance.

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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I can compare this very famous monument to the statue to Christopher Columbus in Spain. Duke Armand Emmanuel Richelieu during his visit to Russia in 1795 was given a ranking in the Cuirassiers of St. George as lieutenant colonel. Famous ( we all like the Alexandr Dumas novels) Cardinal Richelieu under Louis XIII was his great-grandfather Odessa at that time... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is one of the main meeting point in Odessa for some tours and it is near the Potemkin Steps. It is of one of the Governors of Odessa. Nothing very remarkable about the statue but he played an important role in the development of Odessa. Some interesting buildings though nearby.

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Hamilton, Canada
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200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

A statue at the top of the Potemkin stairs dedicated to one of the governors of Odessa. He was very popular with the people. It was under his governance that the city became a major trade port.

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Cingoli, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Duke of Richelieu is not the most famous of the history, but it lived in time of Odessa, and he was Governor for one period. Architecture of ancient part of Odessa was designed by Italians and French, and the central part of the city is so different from other cities of Ukraina. The statue of Governor Richelieu is over Potemkin... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This is the most famous monument in Odessa. If you are walking around ask one of the locals to point you to a famous manhole near the monument.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Great starting point for a walking tour of Odessa, found at the top of the Potemkin steps. Watch for tourist trappers...the day we were there they had guys with eagles selling photo ops.

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