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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 itinerary planner.
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  • As title- merely a warning for fellow travellers! Can access around 3 metre wide span. Rest closed for repair. (on left descending) Not great for tourists right now but I suppose if you are in Odessa ...  more »
  • Another attraction of the city. a favourite place of tourists. all after visiting Odessa have a photo made here. with mountain views.
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  • You'd better walk guided tours here-then you will tell about the peculiarities of the stairs, on the Visual effects, etc. and otherwise-just you can sport exercise. Down down makes no sense, it is enough to gawk at the top on both sides
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