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Duke de Richelieu monument

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Address: Primorsky Boulevard, Odessa, Ukraine
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Visiting card of Odessa - Bronze Duke

The Duke of de Richelieu took part in the development of the port city of Odessa, although not so much. Residents respected him because after his death, a monument built. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

looking toward the city very beautyful, facing toward the potemkin steps not the best view... all in all worth a visit though

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Duke of de Richelieu took part in the development of the port city of Odessa, although not so much. Residents respected him because after his death, a monument built. The Duke looks to the sea and the port. Below the monument - Potemkin Stairs. Promenade.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because of it location it is a very popular spot for photos and public gatherings in Odessa. Always a busy area it is easy to include a look while you see wonderful Odesa!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Visit to Odessa is incomplete if you haven't come to Duke! It's a symbol of the city, place to meet friends etc.

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Duc de Richelieu's statue sits at the top of the Potemkin Steps. On it there is a frieze of a bag of gold that people rub for good luck. He's oddly dressed in a toga.

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Evanston, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This statue is at the top of the Potemkin Steps and I thought that he would be taller. Instead, he was extremely short. The photos I saw must have been taking by a photographer who was lying on the ground and looking up.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

There's a certain spot to "The duke's" right side and if you stand on the second Manhole cover from him, it is said you will see him holding something interesting indeed! So, this is a spot where those in the know, come to play a little joke, as well as enjoy the surroundings! "The Duke" stands in the middle of... More 

Thank Steven O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

I am sure in 19-th century seeing the entire place from the see was amazing but now it wasnt what I expected to see.Considering Odessa was just a spot in the desert,formely owned by Sublime Porte you realise what tremendous job ve been done to turn the city centre into a classy area according to the standarts of the time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

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

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 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 

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