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Address: Primorsky Boulevard, Odessa, Ukraine

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Street Traders

This picturesque spot is the centre for all the street traders and hawkers of the city, from photographers with live falcons to every manner of souvenier sellers. However worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This picturesque spot is the centre for all the street traders and hawkers of the city, from photographers with live falcons to every manner of souvenier sellers. However worth a visit if only to contact carriage or electric bugy tour operators of the city. As it is at the top of the famous steps it is a must visit when... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

this is right in front of the Steps. my tour guide knew more about this statue more than others. pretty cool.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Duke monument if one of the main attractions in Odessa. Another one that must visit while your stay in Odessa.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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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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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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warsaw
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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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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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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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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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