Duke de Richelieu monument, Odessa

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Duke de Richelieu monument stands dedicated to the city's first mayor appointed by Tsar Alexander І, who transformed Odessa from a sleepy village to the third-greatest city in the empire. In order to show appreciation for 11 years of service, the government and the city's residents built the monument for the French duke in 1826. Sitting at a square atop the Potemkin stairs, this statue serves as one of the city's symbols. At its base, you'll see bronze reliefs and coins from different periods of the empire. Pay attention to the cannonball that hit the structure once--it's now imbedded in the monument. The location offers unmatched views of the port and is also a famous meeting point. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Odessa holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Duke de Richelieu monument and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The historical landmark of the town. Managed to bring children to all disasters have occurred then. The monument is located in the heart of the city, near the port, the Potemkin stairs, DRAM theatre and many other attractions.
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  • One of the monuments that are worth a visit. Starting with the history and tribute to the Duke, and paying tribute to decent location. News port before the eyes, behind the town, on the sides of the Boulevard. Uniquely visit worth it.
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  • Was naslyshhana on this monument. Is close to Potemkin stairs that leads to the port. The location is so mesmerizing. Evening nabljulali very beautiful sunset. Odessa told the students before exams here gather and share knowledge)))
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