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Duke de Richelieu monument

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Address: Primorsky Boulevard, Odessa, Ukraine
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You have to say Hi to Duke!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, UK
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Cambridge, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank RSGrosse1
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

Thank Serge T
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 

2 Thank Chihiro L
Poltava, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Place of photo opportunity , not much else to say it's a very nice statue in quite a nice setting, with lots of other attractions within a 5 minute walk. It's free .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

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

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