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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  • Not much to see at the bottom. The steps are well kept and enough landings to make it a relaxing climb.  more »
  • Being on the first stage of the Potemkin stairs, near the monument to Duke de Richelieu, offers beautiful views of the sea port of Odessa and at the port. You can also go down the stairs and 1-2-192, exactly the same number of stages for the Potemkin stairs. On both sides of the stairs there is a park where you can stroll and relax.
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  • After the reconstruction has become much more civilised, but it lasted a long time. On one side of the stairs, and a beautiful park with another dump and ruin.
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