Catacombs of Odessa, Nerubayskoye

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#3 of 14 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. Use our Nerubayskoye travel itinerary planner to add Catacombs of Odessa and other attractions to your Nerubayskoye vacation plans.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The catacombs are left in their "original" condition (whatever is left after the poor times of the post-soviet times) which was already great; no lights added which means you are walking around with a...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    It was such a different experience underground. Rumours say that there are lots of catacombs but guides can just show you a few. Very dark and cold tunnels. Don't forget to bring your flashlight.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    For all it's perks as a beach resort city, the catacombs of Odessa are my highlight. It gives a good understanding of the terrible history WWII brought to the area. The best way to go is to get a priv...  more »

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