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Duke de Richelieu monument

Primorsky Boulevard, Odessa, Ukraine
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“potemkin stairs” (10 reviews)
“symbol” (7 reviews)
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Primorsky Boulevard, Odessa, Ukraine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to look out for the bag of gold on this monument and rub it. It’s supposed to bring you money!

Thank Linda A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read the history of the city of Odessa before you visit and then be awed by the monument! At the top of the Potemkin Stairs.

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Reviewed May 12, 2018

All you need to do is to get a right angle of the view. Besides, great view of the port and nice scenery of Odessa

Thank Vitali G
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

A descendant of Cardinal Richelieu, the Duke of Richelieu was the first mayor of the city. He helped to shape the early settlement. The statue pays homage to him but why in Roman attire is not so clear. It sits atop the Potemkin Steps.

1  Thank Terry M
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

On a tour around Odessa we had the opportunity to see this statue which is most impressive. The wonderful wide streets that surround the statue are amazing and the whole area with its lovely buildings and wide boulevards has a very French feel about it.

Thank JMB50
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

charming place center oif activity of Odessa center of History All artists and performers gather here all major events centered here.

Thank demetriusTesla
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

The monument is located on the main boulevard. It is not possible to miss it. Duke de Richelieu is one of the founders of Odessa. Sometimes people call him the Founder, but it is not 100% correct. He is appointed as the mayor of Odessa...More

1  Thank Ashot81
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Brass reliefs with classical themes. The city's first ruler clad in toga and laurel wreath. Projectile impacts from some war or other.

1  Thank kattullus
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

Duke de Richelieu was an eminent personality who played a significant role in Odesa's formation and development, and his statue that rises atop the legendary Potemkin Stairs is one of the Southern Palmyra's most famous symbols.

Thank endura66
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

It is a beautiful monument at the beginning of Potemkin Stairs. So if you are there you wont miss to see it. The monument of Catherine The Great is also a 3-4 minute walk. Can take great pictures of both monuments the stairs and the...More

1  Thank Gul C
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