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Monument to Catherine the Great and Founders of Odessa

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Reviewed 19 October 2018

Starting from this circle with the impressive statue, you go down to towards the see where you find the statue if "the Duke" as the locals say and the Potemkin stairs.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Haim S
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This monument to Catherine the Great was erected because she was responsible for founding Odessa in the late 18th century. She apparently imagined Odessa would be a southern version of St. Petersburg &, indeed, it does have many wonderful buildings & wide boulevards but there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

do not have to go especially cuz its on the way of other touristic places. couple of shots and few minutes are enough. on the other hand Turkish people known her very well from the history books.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Biteviye
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Central statue right in the heart of the city. A good possibility to know the history of this amazing city. Nice at night also.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Davide G
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This is a nice square, right at the upper part of Potemkin stairs. Nice buildings, some restaurants and a good place to drink a beer and chill.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Yes, this is a historically important and famous statue. Yes, it is worth a visit in the old town area of Odessa. But... you can see it and snaps the pics in about 10 minutes... unless you are a dedicated history buff and want to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful monument, left over by disappeared civilization that once populated this barbaric land. You have to give credit to modern barbarians that they did not touch this piece of art with their blood stained hands

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

This monument is in the midst of other monuments and sights in the area. Within minutes, you'll find Potemkin Stairs and Statue of the Duc de Richeliev. There are many fantastic architectural buildings in this area and is worth taking a look at.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jim H
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Built in 1900, and located on Ekaterininskaya Square amid architecturally significant buildings, this monument honors not only Catharine II, but four other prominent figures who took an active role in the birth of the town: Admiral Ribas, Prince Potemkin, Count Zubov, and engineer Wollant. Take...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CJW913
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is another landmark by which you can orient yourself or meet with companions. Not particularly monumental, it still is a useful point from which to orient yourself.

Date of experience: May 2018
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