Catacombs of Odessa, Nerubayskoye

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#3 of 22 in Parks in Odessa Oblast
Grab a torch and step into Catacombs of Odessa, a complex of tunnels, labyrinths, and caves below the city. Spread throughout three levels, these structures first served as limestone mines. Over time, local criminals made use of the darkness and the site became the subject of fear. Although some of it has been restored for the purpose of tourism, the largest portion has never been mapped. There are about 1,000 possible exits from the site, and the length of all the burrows totals 2,500 km (1,550 mi)--longer than a trip to Paris. Be sure you have a map and plenty of water. Do not go without a guide; many people have gotten lost here, and some were never found. Using our custom trip planner, Nerubayskoye attractions like Catacombs of Odessa can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I did not know I was going to this attraction, until we actually got there (friends were providing a small surprise). Although I had heard about the Catacombs before, I didn't think I'd be interested ...  more »
  • This is a must do when in Odessa, There was a group of 6 of us and we got dropped outside a local neighbourhood with no sign of an entrance, then the guide met us , and after a bit of health and safet...  more »
  • The catacombs of Odessa are a real surprise rarely heard about but very interesting. We started our trip in a taxi being driven across Odessa to our rendezvous point. We arrived at a very unassuming n...  more »
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