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Culture of Odessa. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Each street of the city of Odessa features plenty of landmarks and monuments of historic significance. It is rather hard to distinguish the most important sights and landmarks among them. However a few objects deserve special attention of guests and tourists. Among religious landmarks of Odessa the Church of the Dormition which was built in the 19th century and was badly damaged during the war is of great tourist interest. The building of the church was restored only in the middle of the 20th century. Today the church is a significant pilgrimage of orthodox Christians. The church keeps ancient icons and other relics.
Several years ago the city celebrated its two hundredth birthday. It was founded in 1794 by order of Catherine II. Odessa has always been the main port city of the Black Sea coast. Tourists … Open
Another spot of tourist interest in Odessa is the Cathedral. The first religious building on the place of the Cathedral was erected as far back as in 1841. But in a few years the first church was totally ruined and a construction of the scale cathedral was started. The height of the cathedral with a bell tower is 56m.
The most attractive and favorable place for hiking in Odessa is still Deribasovskaya Street. It hosts several significant samples of architecture and known statuary groups. The street will lead to the City Garden (Gorodskoy Sad). The garden is an age mate of the city. It stuns the tourists and city residents with its majesty and beauty. The same attractive and astonishing destination in Odessa is the Pushkinskaya Street which has inherited its name from the famous author Alexander Pushkin. This is exactly the place where the famous author and poet lived. Today in a legendary house number 13 a museum (Alexander Pushkin Museum) dedicated to the creative work and life of the poet is located. Copyright
Odessa meets its guests with numerous gastronomy establishments of different trends. Tourists will find small cozy cafés for sweets addicts, numerous pizza houses for genuine Italian treat … Open
A brand identity of the city of Odessa is Pymorsky Boulevard which will be of great interest for hiking and touring enthusiasts. The boulevard hosts an ancient building of stock exchange, Alexander Pushkin monument and several memorials dedicated to military machines. This is exactly a place of location of a significant sample of architecture which is the Vorontsov Palace. The palace was built in 1826.
Odessa Harbour Odessa offers its guests several dozens of museums for exploration. Each of the museums offers unique collections of showpieces. One of the most visited museums is the Odessa Archeological Museum, the Wax Museum is a perfect destination for a family visit. Pictorial art admirers will love the Museum of Western and Eastern Art and those tourists wishing to get a deeper insight into the history of the city will find interesting the Local History Museum. Another interesting cultural destination is the Museum of Partisan Glory which is located in the underground tunnels of the war period.
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♥   Palace 'Vorontsov Palace in Odessa' , 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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♥   Art museum 'Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art' Odessa, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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