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Potemkin Steps

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Address: Primorsky Boulevard, Odessa, Ukraine
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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USD 43.34*
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Private Sightseeing Tour of Odessa
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USD 16.25*
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Odessa Highlights
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USD 65.01*
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1 Day Tour: Odessa Political Tour in Ukraine

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Impressive Entrance to Odessa

Arriving by ship you must climb the Potemkin Steps to get up to the city. The steps proportions and size create a very grand introduction to the city. As the day progresses there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Nova Scotia, Canada
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arriving by ship you must climb the Potemkin Steps to get up to the city. The steps proportions and size create a very grand introduction to the city. As the day progresses there are vendors selling Russian-type souvenirs. I liked the men with the magnificent eagles that wanted you to pose for a photograph (for a sum of course). I... More 

Thank troutwerks
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

More than a half of stairs are closed for reconstruction, the other part is dirty and almost broken. Not a sightseeing place for now. Just a connection between sea station and center :) Hope they will make it good before summer.

Thank Alex J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As title- merely a warning for fellow travellers! Can access around 3 metre wide span. Rest closed for repair. (on left descending) Not great for tourists right now but I suppose if you are in Odessa you're still likely to want to go.

Thank Tatiana L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

When I was there the stairs were under construction, so I didn't really get to enjoy them I am sure that once they are fully restored that they will be great.

Thank Nick G
Angelholm, Sweden
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The stairs were under renovation, nothing to see during this time. Hopefully it will get better until next season.

Thank Marco H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

In November 2016, most of the stairs were blocked off due to construction. It was still possible to go up and down, but they weren't well lit.

Thank AnnaKpcm
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Slightly nervous about what the city authorities might do to the Potemkin steps. You need to see the film to understand why this matters. There's some sympathetic restoration going on in other parts of town, so fingers crossed...

Thank stickybowl
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I was really lookig forward to visiting these famous steps ,only to find that they had commenced the renovations on them just before we visited here.

Thank alantheaky
rishon le zion israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The stairs are in renovation and the funicular is not functioning so the visit is disappinting cause you can experience it the promenda near it Primorsky is also renovated and the view to the port and sea is blocked..

Thank shlomit6
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Be aware that the top few flights of steps are now boarded off during renovation by unsightly corrugated sheets so the full sweep of the staircase is not possible to view.

Thank Prof_Tashi

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