Monument to the 12th Chair

Monument to the 12th Chair, Odessa: Address, Phone Number, Monument to the 12th Chair Reviews: 4.5/5

Monument to the 12th Chair
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,319 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The monument to the 12th Chair is dedicated to Ilf and Petrov, famous authors of the novel “Twelve Chairs”.
It is located in the center of Southern Palmira, in the City Park on Deribassovska Street. You can sit on chair and take nice photo.
Written January 6, 2020
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napacapt
Pebble Beach, CA167 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
My friend saw this and jumped right up on the chair saying take my picture. I did and the flowers in the background set everything off splendidly
Written July 2, 2019
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Nik D
Hollister, CA109 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
This is in the central city park of the old town. It is quite whimsical to see a monument to an empty 12th chair. To get a good photo, it is better to stand beside or behind the chair.
Written July 22, 2018
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SarahItaly2015
London, UK47 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
I happen to go past the chair as part of my walking tour on Day 1 in Odessa. And quickly sat down and got a picture.

I wouldn't bother to seek it out or put in on your list of things to do in Odessa, unless you happen to walk past it. Far more interesting to walk around the streets and admire the architecture and see the crumbling buildings that make up this city.
Written September 4, 2017
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Yasmin
Dubai, UAE42 contributions
Aug 2019
Despite its apparent popularity, with people queuing in at day and night to sit on it and ask others to take their photographs, I could not understand the significance and purpose of doing so. evidently. It appeal to many for no clear reason. worth have a look if you happen to pass along the street.
Written August 28, 2019
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Darren J
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine37 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
Real nice part of the town to be in, small but nice monument. Alot of things to see and do around it. Well worth to read the Novel
Written December 13, 2015
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Charley44
Rockville, MD365 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Books authored by Russians make this a literary 'must-see' for those who've read the books. However, if you haven't, the only thing that you might get out of this monument (?), is watching the people trying to sit on the chair.
Written November 26, 2018
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Alanthebairn
Falkirk, UK868 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
Located on the edge of the City Park this chair is dedicated to two Soviet era writers and is inscribed with the word love in every conceivable language. It is a widely popular photo venue and can get quite busy when tour buses arrive.
Written October 24, 2018
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Yadernaya
Москва14 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
The chair is devoted to a famous book by Russian/Soviet comedians Ilf and Petrov about Ostap Bender, a fraudulent guy who is trying to make money after hearing a rumor that a huge treasure is hidden in one of the 12 chairs of a set. unfortunately, at the USSR times those chairs belonged to an aristocrat and when the Soviet times came, they have been split and put in various locations all around USSR, starting from private owners to orphanages and municipal buildings. nobody knows which chair holds a treasure and whether anybody has discovered it before but Ostap doesn't give up. His trip brings him to Odessa and he now believes the treasure is definitely inside the chair that is in this city. Greed and naivety of Ostap fill the book with humour and social satire at the same time. Queues next to the chair symbolize an important part of the Soviet culture.
Written September 20, 2018
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betty l
Brampton, Canada10,165 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
If you don't know the story behind this chair which sits in the City park you will just say its just a chair, But I believe that the story is so important enough for people to come and have their photos taken with this chair as a back drop.
Written August 21, 2018
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