Odessa Sightseeing tour info
Odessa sightseeing tour are very popular amid the tourists. Since our city is small, its central main streets are very close to each other. Thanks to this, a leisurely two-hour walk covers most of Odessa sights. Regular Odessa walking tour passes in form of a pedestrian walk along the route, which includes such streets: Deribasovskaya, Ekaterininskaya, Gogol, Primorsky Boulevard, Lanzheronovskaya and Pushkinskaya.
Moving along these streets, we cover the main attractions, from which you should begin acquaintance with Odessa. Such a pedestrian tour includes immersion in historical context of founding of Odessa, as well as an inspection of its main attractions.
Cathedral square – religious center of the city. On that square stands main Orthodox church – Transfiguration Cathedral. Historically it has same age as the city. Cathedral has a rich history, as well as an interesting interior decoration. On Cathedral Square there is also a monument to prince Vorontsov. He was famous field marshal, governor-general of our region and one of the most respected people in local history.
Deribasovskaya street – main street and a place of many city attractions. Here is the hotel complex Passage – an example of commercial architecture of late 19th century.
Odessa Сity Garden – is a pleasant green corner in downtown, with a fountain, concert stage for brass band and bronze sculptures: 12 chairs, Leonid Utesov, Sergei Utochkin, composition odessa-time. Favorite photo area between tourists, as well as a place to rest on hot summer days.
Catherine square – one of the most beautiful squares in the beginning of Ekaterininskaya street (Odessa). Here is a monument to Catherine the Great and four of her companions. Ekaterininskaya Square – 10 is a kind of witness to change of political ideas, because for a whole century, on this place was four monuments. Story of monument gives an idea about whole epoch and people who stood at the origins of city. You can see that square by using our page Odessa online.
Gogol street – very old street, almost untouched by time. An obligatory part of any sightseeing Odessa tours. Here are attractions such as:
Shah’s Palace – is a building where Persian Shah lived for some time. That building represents a sample of palace architecture of mid-19th century, stylized as a medieval castle.
House with the Atlanteans – is a gainful house of late 19th and early 20th century, with unusual architecture, decorated with sculptures of two Atlanteans holding the heaven on their backs.
The Corner of old Odessa – is a picturesque place, a favorite photo area of newlyweds. Here are collected a variety of objects that surrounded citizens in 19th century.
Mother-in-law Bridge – is a must-see place for visiting of any sightseeing Odessa. A snow-white bridge stretching between two high slopes with a beautiful view of the bay and odessas port. Its peculiarity is that it sways when people pass through it, and a curious legend, telling where the name Mother-in-law came from.
Vorontsov Palace – is the residence of Prince Vorontsov. That palace complex includes a colonnade and the palace itself, a sample of aristocratic houses of Russian Empire of first half of 19th century.
Vorontsovsky lane – a small lane that attracts tourists with a curious attraction – the House of One Wall.
Primorsky boulevard – main pedestrian ensemble and must-see part of any Odessa city tour. The place of holding citywide events, concerts, festivals and much more. It is a beautiful green zone with a descent to the port. Primorsky Boulevard includes a number of major attractions, such as:
Potemkin Stairs – the scene of famous film by Sergei Eisenstein. One of sightseeing Odessa (Ukraine) which is known all over the world. On it you can go down to civil part of port and take a walk at the piers.
Monument to Duke de Richelieu – famous governor-general of the region on early 19th century. That monument itself and square around it is visiting card of Odessa.
Archaeological excavations – are the remains of an ancient Greek city, located on the site of modern city.
Monument to Alexander Pushkin – playwright, novelist, greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.
The Cannon – a kind of monument to a small episode of Crimean War.
City Hall – snow white building in classical style with a colonnade and a small square in front of it. Now it’s a city hall, but before that it served a completely different purpose…
Theater square – is one of main cities attraction, represent an ensemble of several municipal buildings of 19th century, such as:
Odessa Opera House – main attraction, known throughout the world. Best opera house in Eastern Europe and must-see sightseeing for any tourist during Odessa city tour.
Building of English club – is a low construction, which served as a meeting point for the city nobility.
Archaeological museum – stylized like antique temple with a copy of the statue of Laocoon in front of its entrance.