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Duke de Richelieu monument

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Address: Primorsky Boulevard, Odessa, Ukraine
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 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 52 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

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 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.

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Ao Nang, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This monument situated in the center of the city, just near the Potiemkinskaya Stairs,Primorskyi boulevard, Deribasovskaya street, Vorontsov's Palace. So, in one- hour walk you can see the Old City ( the Center of Odessa). That's a great place to walk or to have some coffee. If you are for the first time in Odessa, I would recomend to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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