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.
The buildings were built between 1827 and 1830 by the Sardinian-born architect Francesco Boffo for Russian 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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  • Belvedere or the colonnade of the Vorontsov Palace. At the moment it is on restoration. And so this object-one of the business cards of Odessa.
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  • During the visit what time it is in this city this monument was in remodeling you could not see its grandeur. What Yes is true is that later on that monument a bridge that has a very good view
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  • This is a good place from which to view the dock area on the Black Sea. The Vorontsov Palace & its Colonnade were being repaired during our visit so we were unable to see them in their full glory but,...  more »
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  • Unfortunately (however fortunately for the palace), it is being redecorated right now. Anyway, looks great. Huge plus for beautiful and relaxed cats walking around ;-)
  • Renovation works in progress (June 2018) and cannot see much. When finished the place will be very nice
  • One of my favorite spots in Odessa, nice place for pictures and the seaside will make the pictures even better.
  • Was pretty interesting while stoned
  • To be frank with you all I did not took this picture for view of Palace, here you can see one SEXY Mercedes parked in front of it. After going through the pages of Odessa on internet I realized that by mistake I took picture of Vorontsov Palace.............but anyways few of memories of this Palace I will write here. This Palace is near to colonnade, or its just behind it to be precise. Its well surrounded by gardens and trees which makes its appearance little dull. Near to this place is all residence area which I think more visible than this palace. And there is lot of things written on internet so I dont think I need to include it here, its always available if you want to read it more.
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