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Potemkin Steps

Primorsky Boulevard, Odessa, Ukraine
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  • Excellent47%
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  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
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“walk up” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Primorsky Boulevard, Odessa, Ukraine
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"optical illusion"
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"walk up"
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"battleship potemkin"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Odessa is perhaps best known and symbolized by the massive 142-meter long stone decent from Primorsky Boulevard to the pier. Due to an optical illusion, people looking down the stairs see only the landings, the steps invisible. Those looking up see only steps with the...More

Thank CJW913
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walk down and take the Funicular back up beautiful views from the top as well as in the nearby Odessa-Istanbul Park.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There are two ways to reach the upper city of Odessa from the port. One can take the funicular or walk up the 192 steps from bottom to top. We chose the latter, without regret. The steps are spaced for a comfortable climb. At the...More

Thank Joelyn O
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Reviewed 6 days ago

192 steps leading down to the port (8 covered by the road now). from the top you can see the platforms, from the bottom you cant! Our guide told us that the steps get wider as you go down but look like they are the...More

Thank Kerryn72
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Potemkin Stairs are an architectural masterpiece. The measurements alone are impressive, but seeing the staircase with your own eyes is magical. You have a great view of the port. It's definitely worth visiting.

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Come and have a look at the steps. There is a funicular beside them To take if you don’t fancy walking up or down them. They are actually wider at the bottom than the top so give a unique perspective when viewing them. At the...More

Thank Weetbix7
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's all about the precision of the steps. Fantastic optical illusion. At first sight I didn't even realize that but after finding out more about the architecture, I simply liked it.

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit if in Odessa, great views on clear day. Obviously free to visit and was not over crowded.

Thank Dan W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

no highlight, average ocean view, just a big staircays, you can skip this there was a classic concert on the weekend, that might be worth checking out

Thank drmetal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, it worth selfie, yep. But I don't see any reason to go all the way through the steps. Just historical place you will see while traveling the city center.

Thank Dima C
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John F
5 April 2015|
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Response from Scott_From_Utah_USA | Reviewed this property |
Aren't you a little late asking for...whatever you are asking for? Kamaaina rates,,,for what? Walking up a bunch of stairs?
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