The Vorontsov Palace is a 19th-century palace and colonnade in Odessa, Ukraine, at the end of the Primorsky Boulevard pedestrian walkway.
The buildings were built between 1827 and 1830 by the Sardinian-born architect Francesco Boffo for Russian Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, one of the governor-generals of the Odessa region. Vorontsov chose to build his city palace on the spot where the former governor general Richelieu's humble house had once stood. Vorontsov was so impressed with Boffo's work, that he contracted Boffo to design the Potemkin Stairs.
In 1906 it became an engineering school. During this time, next to the former palace was Lloyd's Travel Agency where the city's elite could purchase tickets for their trips abroad.
In 1917 it was the headquarters of the Soviet Red Guards, and in March 1917 the first Soviet of Workers' and Sailors' Deputies met in the building.
In 1936 the Vorontsov Palace was acquired by the Young Pioneers, and renamed the Children's Palace.
The present day palace is only the front part of the original structure, the less valuable part of the complex, the Orlov wing was torn down. The Orlov wing was mainly apartments and outbuildings—nicknamed the "Orlovsky outhouse", it stretched from today's Mother-in-Law's Bridge.
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  • Vorontsova Manor is a place where you can take a leisurely stroll and admire the view of the port. It confuses only how people behave in such a place. Who thinks it's important for me to know when Vasya and Tanya were here? The sketched colonnade was disappointing, but people are to blame.
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  • There are objects in the city, which restoration-"killed"... Unfortunately, to their number I attribute and Vorontsovsky Palace. I know and I remember him as the Doretz pioneers. I was often, so there is something to compare... Not in favor of the present...
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  • The palace was closed to the public. It sits at the end of the Primorsky Boulevard pedestrian walkway, so it's not visible to anyone.  more »
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  • Currently surrounded by fences with construction on going. It was built between 1827 & 1830. It's had many uses in the last 180 plus years. It's had major fires in it also. I don't know if it's public building or private property.
  • Finally it's open 🙌 perfect place , odessa have good architecter
  • Forget the palace but look at the beautiful park between the Palace and the stairs where they organise many events.
  • The Vorontsov Palace is a 19th-century palace and colonnade in Odessa, Ukraine, at the end of the Primorsky Boulevard pedestrian walkway. The buildings were built between 1827 and 1830 by the Sardinian-born architect Francesco Boffo for Russian Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, one of the governor-generals of the Odessa region. The palace appeared on a same place, where used to locate turkish fortress Hajibey. Palace complex includes main building, stables, colonnade and two lions, which used to stay near the gate of a main entrance. Vorontsov was so impressed with Boffo's work, that he contracted Boffo to design the Potemkin Stairs. In 1906 it became an engineering school. During this time, next to the former palace was Lloyd's Travel Agency where the city's elite could purchase tickets for their trips abroad. In 1917 it was the headquarters of the Soviet Red Guards, and in March 1917 the first Soviet of Workers' and Sailors' Deputies met in the building. In 1936 the Vorontsov Palace was acquired by the Young Pioneers, and renamed the Children's Palace. The present day palace is only the front part of the original structure, the less valuable part of the complex, the Orlov wing was torn down. The Orlov wing was mainly apartments and outbuildings—nicknamed the "Orlovsky outhouse", it stretched from today's Mother-in-Law's Bridge. In the second half of the 20th century, the palace had two fires. In 1994 sculptor Mikhail Reva built a fountain called "Day and Night" in the courtyard. Unfortunately, the fountain has not had any water since 1999.
  • It's not a palace, it's rather ruins, nothing to visit, besides fences for renovation or destruction
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