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Belvedere of Vorontsov's Palace, Odessa

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The Vorontsov Palace is a 19th-century palace and colonnade in Odessa, Ukraine, at the end of the Primorsky Boulevard pedestrian walkway.HistoryThe buildings were built between 1827 and 1830 by the Sardinian-born architect Francesco Boffo for Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, one of the governor-generals of the Odessa region. Vorontsov chose to build his city palace on the spot where the former governor general Richelieu's humble house had once stood. Vorontsov was so impressed with Boffo's work, that he contracted Boffo to design the Potemkin Stairs.In 1906 it became an engineering school. During this time, next to the former palace was Lloyd's Travel Agency where the city's elite could purchase tickets for their trips abroad.In 1917 it was the headquarters of the Soviet Red Guards, and in March 1917 the first Soviet of Workers' and Sailors' Deputies met in the building.In 1936 the Vorontsov Palace was acquired by the Young Pioneers, and renamed the Children's Palace.The present day palace is only the front part of the original structure, the less valuable part of the complex, the Orlov wing was torn down. The Orlov wing was mainly apartments and outbuildings—nicknamed the "Orlovsky outhouse", it stretched from today's Mother-in-Law's Bridge.
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  • Vorontsov's Palace in Odessa is in dire need of restoration, but the location and appearance, as well as a view of the sea, which opens with the charms of this place! In good weather, we would have stayed here with the kids for a long time!
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  • Saatlerçe watch Harbor here sit on benches, book people who love to walk like traveling through time, the quality of the port city here, it was like a little this year, next year, care needs, I hope they do.
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  • Primor ski tree-lined streets of the pedestrian street from the Potemkin stairs before, straight forward and reflections that end of the street has seen Greece-temple-style building. It only was a Palace, but some remains now.
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  • It always catches your eye, but I didn't see an entrance. What is it like inside?
  • Very beautiful Palace. Lovely rooms, some even restored. The amazing parquet. If lead building in order and leave residents — it can be a cultural centre of Odessa. While there are naphthalene grannies that effectively protect the building from Kuchm and others wishing to build his villa in the heart of Odessa.
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  • Outflank this building I never gave her any attention, House with columns Tay! Alongside statues of lions and a fountain. Then I read what it is))) pay attention to the little things. Sometimes before the nose so much interesting and we do not notice))
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  • A beautiful architectural ensemble with columns. The vorontsovsky Palace was on my list of sights before the trip to Odessa. and I of course visited. Recommend.
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  • Quite modest for the mìrkam residence of count Vorontsov in Odessa. The once-magnificent views of the Harbour and port.
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