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Golden Gate

Kiev Ukraine

Golden Gate was built in 1037 during the reign of Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise of Kiev.

St. Andrew's Descent

Kiev Ukraine

According to legend, St. Andrew's descent got its name from Saint Andrew the First-Called.

Deribasovskaya Street

Odessa Ukraine

Deribasovskaya is a symbol of South Palmyra, and if you want to see the most beautiful and interesting sights of Odessa town, then it is worth going on this street.

Duke de Richelieu

Odessa Ukraine

The monument, of the founders of the city, Duke de Richelieu on the Promenade is one of the main attractions of Odessa.

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15/01/2013

The archeological museum

The archeological museum
The archeological museum in Odessa was opened in 1825 and is one of the oldest museums in Ukraine. Today more than 160 000 exhibits are kept here. All items represent great value as the witnesses of the ancient history of Northern Prichernomorie region. Also there are many items that represent the history of ancient Egypt, ancient Greece and Rome, moneys and medals. The first two halls demonstrate the materials that embrace huge time period: since the human appearance till the second century ...
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08/01/2013

The Transfiguration Church

The Transfiguration Church
The Transfiguration Cathedral in Odessa – is one of its biggest churches. It was founded in the first year of the city’s existence, in 1794, it was widened a few times. In 1936 it was destroyed by Bolsheviks, and it was reconstructed in 2001. The cathedral represented the level of Odessa’s development. In the beginning of XIX century it was only a little building, and within a century it became one of the biggest cathedrals in Russia Empire. The cathedral could sit more than ...
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08/01/2013

The opera and ballet theater

The opera and ballet theater
The Theater of Opera and Ballet in Odessa was built in 1809 according to the plan of famous French architect T.de Thomon. The Theater of Opera and Ballet is by right called one of the most ancient theaters on the territory of Ukraine. The grand opening of the theater took place on February 10, 1810. Unfortunately in 1873 the old theater was burned and there was no chance to reconstruct it. The new plan of the theater was presented by famous architects from Vienna F.Felner and G.Gelmer. Almost...
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17/09/2012

The Primorsky Boulevard

The Primorsky Boulevard
Small in size, just half a kilometer long, the Primorsky (Seaside) Boulevard, like an open air museum, offers its exhibits. It does not matter which corner of the boulevard you may have, you will have a meeting with exciting past and real art. Primorsky (Seaside) Boulevard – another street of Odessa, captured in the film industry forever. A musical comedy of the same name directed by A. Polynnikova perfectly conveys a cheerful and light mood of Primorsky (Seaside) Boulevard. The Primorsky...
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17/09/2012

Potemkin Stairs

Potemkin Stairs
Potemkin Stairs is the prominent staircase in Odessa, connecting the city center to the port and seaport. The idea of the grand staircase unit owned by prominent architect AI Melnikov and was a part of the planning of the boulevard. June 15, 1826 the project of Boulevard confirmed Tsar Nicholas I. The grand staircase was built in 1841. Prince Vorontsov ordered to construct the ladder as a gift to his wife Elizabeth, it cost the city 800 thousand rubles. Staircase was built "in the place w...
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