Potemkin Steps, Odessa

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Odessa's best-known city landmark and symbol, Potemkin Steps also served as the site for a famous early film scene. The 1925 film "Battleship Potemkin" used the steps as the stage for a fictionalized massacre of civilians by Tsarist forces and a naval mutiny on a ship of the same name. You can walk the steps yourself along the seaward-facing entrance to town and see the optical illusion that makes it appear as a continuous staircase or a continuous landing from the bottom and top, respectively. Bring your camera; from the top of the stairs you can get a sweeping view over the bay and harbor. To visit Potemkin Steps and get the most from your holiday in Odessa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Odessa road trip planning app .
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  • August 18, 2017
    Gathering site for all major functions in the city Excellent at 6:00 AM youn can hear the boat whistles begin the day in Odessa  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Great place for small cardio workout) for the lazy, you can go down the stairs and up-take a ride on the funicular.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Changed all stones, all steps at any granule of stinky, awful quality. Where the stones from the old? On giving someone ...
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