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Duke de Richelieu monument

Primorsky Boulevard, Odessa, Ukraine
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Ranked #20 of 188 attractions in Odessa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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104 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Bremerton, Washington, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I was forced to pay much too much for photos with eagles. Negotiate price FIRST! But they put the eagles on me right away as I was approaching them. Well, if it went for the golden eagles' welfare, then I'm alright with that.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This monument, dedicated to the prominent French Statesman/Royalist who served as a ranking officer in the Russian Imperial Army, can be found at the top of the Potemkin Steps. The history behind his appointment under Catherine the Great is an interesting one: he was ordered by Marie Antoinette to leave Paris due to the outbreak of the French Revolution in... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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117 reviews 117 reviews
78 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

At the top of the Potemkin steps you will find this statue. Turn 180 degrees and you will have one of the best views of the harbour and the new pier.

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This statue looks like antic Greek statue but made of bronze. It is green now and looks a bit strange in modern city but still great. I even bought a small copy.

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