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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  • to tell you the truth, expected more. a small monument is not high as it does not match this greatness this character in the history of Odessa. It is lost on the square.
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  • 14/21 the July 2017 in Ukrainian city Odessa on July 2 day trip 18/19 music. This monument is located in the Plaza of the stairs at the same time devotes Two bulvarıni walk nice large room
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  • Monument on the grateful residents of its mayor. Architecturally perfect. On the bas-relief-a few places for fans to rub something for gaining full of happiness.
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