Duc de Richelieu Statue
Sooner or later everyone gravitates to this tree-lined pedestrian zone with replica 19th-century gas lamps, park benches and more...
At the western end of bul Prymorsky, back up the stairs and to the right, is the derelict Vorontsov Palace. This was the residence of...
Odesa Opera & Ballet Theatre
In addition to being architecturally magnificent, Odesa's theatre is also known for its marvellous acoustics. Unfortunately, the local...
Potemkin Steps information
Lonely Planet review
A woman yells at a tidy line of soldiers as they take aim. Officer commands: 'Fire!'. It takes many painful seconds for her to collapse and release a pram with a baby, which starts slowly tumbling down the steps – these very steps. All of that never happened during the real Battleship Potemkin mutiny, but the genius film director Sergei Eisenstein made the world believe it did. The steps lead down from bul Prymorsky to the Sea Port. But pause at the top to admire sweeping views of the harbour. You may avoid climbing back by taking the free funicular railway that runs parallel.