Potemkin Stairs, Odessa

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Odessa's best-known city landmark and symbol, Potemkin Stairs 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 Stairs 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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  • If you´re visiting Odessa you should visit this iconic place and walk the stairs - but mostly just to have been there. The stairs on the other hand are nothing special. I can´t really say the views.....  more »
  • Looked down from the top and couldn’t see what all the fuss was about. Didn’t go down to the bottom and would say don’t bother unless you just need a workout.  more »
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  • Famous location. Read the history, how an event changed a country and the world. Very important for this region. But it is just stairs. If you know the history, you can imagine what took place and The people that suffered so long ago. The view is very nice toward the sea. The top has buildings designed in 18th century' era. Shops in the area seem over priced for the average east European tourist but it is a tourist attraction. There is a very nice park midway, good place to relax.
  • One of the frequently visited places by tourists in Odessa. Consists of almost 200 steps. Beautiful scenery to walk around and enjoy the view of the sea. Perfect place to enjoy with friends and to spend time.
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