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Duke de Richelieu monument

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Address: Primorsky Boulevard, Odessa, Ukraine
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beautiful boulevard

beautiful boulevard with great views of the sea, lots of historical buildings , Great place to take photos

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Serge T

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

beautiful boulevard with great views of the sea, lots of historical buildings , Great place to take photos

Thank Serge T
Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Alright, you probably have all your touristy info about this wonderful olace and monument - the beautiful square, great view over the sea and the sea port, endless selfie possibilities. Now what I'd like you to know is that the area is very windy so you should get an extra sweater, hat, gloves, etc. when coming in winter. And another... More 

Thank Chihiro L
Poltava, Ukraine
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56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Place of photo opportunity , not much else to say it's a very nice statue in quite a nice setting, with lots of other attractions within a 5 minute walk. It's free .

Thank Raymond C
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93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

It's just not possible to come to Odessa and not see this great monument. Duke is a must see. It's very nice and it;s surrounded by several other major tourist attractions - Potyomkin stairs, Vorontsov Palace, Primorsky blvd...

Thank octavs
Almaty, Kazakhstan
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Local people recommend to have a look to the monument from one of the nearest manholes. They even have a regular phrase for that: Look at Duke from the 'Luke' ('luke' is Russian translation of manhole). I uploaded the photo, so you can see that from this manhole perspective it seems like Duke is demonstrating his penis (it's actually the... More 

Thank Malik I
Lihue, Hawaii
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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Lovely European square (that is actually round, but you get the idea) that is overlooking the Stairs and the Port of Odessa. The cars in their tidy parking spaces are the latest and most expensive made, and the stores are the haute couture of any on the French Riviera. As to the monument itself, it is a good picture with... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

IT is stand In the hert of the nice city Odessa it is very nice monument that every one need to see in this clean city

Thank yoramsu
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Statue is okay. Don't have to spend too much time there, being there are other things to see. Interesting buildings nearby.

Thank Jeff W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Duke de Richelieu was the first governor of Odessa and in general a prominent political figure of its time and beyond. Located on crossing of top end of Potemkin steps and Primorsky boulevard, it's definitely one of the main photo points of the city. There are some souvenir stalls around, but the prices are relatively high. Tip: the classic Odessa-style... More 

Thank Kostyantyn_V
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This monument and the surrounding area are well worth the visit if you are in Odessa. There are several other good historical sites within a short walking distance, as well as a few good restaurants.

Thank Robert M

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