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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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  • These steps lead from the accessible part of the port area right into the heart of the central tourist area with t-shirts and souvenirs as well as the Opera house and large public buildings. In the... 
    These steps lead from the accessible part of the port area right into the heart of the central tourist area with t-shirts and souvenirs as well as the Opera house and large public buildings. In the...  more »
  • It's a very touristy place, a lot of people everywhere. You can explore by foot (like we did) or take the funicular. If you go to Odessa, I guess you have to climb them at least once. Nice park... 
    It's a very touristy place, a lot of people everywhere. You can explore by foot (like we did) or take the funicular. If you go to Odessa, I guess you have to climb them at least once. Nice park...  more »
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  • I love Potemkin Stairs day and night always busy always there is music or activities. Nice views one side you can see the sea other side nice city view. If you are in Central Odessa must go and see the stairs.
  • One of the important places you must see in Odessa, don’t forget walking near forest, it is also near sea side, harbour, check around and take more pics, it is really suggested to visit. And there is a funicular train near stairs who doesn’t want to climb.

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