Museum of Western & Eastern Art
This is where Alexander Pushkin spent his first days in Odesa, after being exiled from Moscow by the tsar in 1823 for radical ideas....
Gold jewellery and coins from early Black Sea civilisations are joined by a few Egyptian mummies at this under-visited museum.
Another old palace housing a collection of interest to Russian literature fanatics. Nothing in English.
One of Ukraine's best openly gay nightclubs with Friday and Saturday night shows beginning at 1am.
Odesa's best pizzeria has an enviously located summer terrace, real Italian-style thin-crust pizza loaded with toppings, and hefty...
Lonely Planet review
Housed in a beautifully renovated (at least on the outside), mid-19th-century palace the museum's star turn used to be one of 12 known versions (most likely not the original) of Caravaggio's brilliant painting The Taking of Christ . However, in July 2008 the canvas was cut from its frame in Ukraine's biggest art heist and only recovered by police two years later. The museum's Western Art section is currently closed indefinitely 'while security improvements are made' the ticket lady claimed. Stable doors and bolting horses come to mind. The Eastern Art section has displays of porcelain and other artwork, mostly from Japan, China, Tibet and India.