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Downtown Odessa Tour (Self Guided), Odessa

Downtown Odessa is the heart of this city, where you will find the most prominent attractions and wonderful landmarks. There are numerous monuments of important personalities in the city, beautiful sculptures and gorgeous buildings. Take the next self-guided tour and discover Odessa’s Downtown!
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Downtown Odessa Tour Map

Guide Name: Downtown Odessa Tour
Guide Location: Ukraine » Odessa (See other walking tours in Odessa)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 Km or 0.5 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Petya und Gavrik Sculpture
  • Monument to Vera Holodnaya
  • Passage
  • Monument to Vorontsov
  • The Monument to the 12th Chair
  • Leonid Utyosov Monument
  • City Garden
  • Monument to Sergei Utochkin
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Petya und Gavrik Sculpture

1) Petya und Gavrik Sculpture

Petya und Gavrik Sculpture is situated in the heart of Odessa, near the beautiful Transfiguration Cathedral. This interesting sculpture depicts heroes of the famous trilogy, composed by local writer Valentin Kataev. The sculpture was created by the city's prominent sculptor Stepanov and was erected in 1988.
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Monument to Vera Holodnaya

2) Monument to Vera Holodnaya

Located beside the Transfiguration Cathedral, Monument to Vera Holodnaya was created by sculptor Alexander Tokarev and architect Vladimir Glazyrin and erected in 2003. It commemorates the prominent Russian silent film actress who spent her last months in Odessa.
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Passage

3) Passage (must see)

Odessa Passage is a passage and a hotel on Deribasovskaya Street. It has 4floors. On the ground floor there are many boutiques and on other 3floors there is a hotel. The passage was built at the end of the 19th century and was the best hotel in Southern Russia until the Krasnaya Hotel was opened.

An interior and the ex-terrier of Passage building are decorated by numerous sculptures. The Passage houses multiple shops, restaurants, offices and economy hotel “Passage”.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Monument to Vorontsov

4) Monument to Vorontsov

In the center of Sobornaya or Cathedral’s Square you will find a tall, impressive statue, dedicated to the Governor-General of the Novorossiya region, Russian prince and field-marshal, Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov. The monument was opened to the public on November 9, 1863.
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The Monument to the 12th Chair

5) The Monument to the 12th Chair (must see)

Situated at Ostap Bender’s Square, in front of the beautiful city garden, you will see a fine monument to the last 12th chair from a prominent novel by Illia Ilf and Evgeniy Petrov. Near the chair you will also find a hero’s suitcase. An excellent place for pictures!
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Leonid Utyosov Monument

6) Leonid Utyosov Monument (must see)

Located on Deribasovskaya Street, the Leonid Utyosov Monument is another impressive monument in the city’s center. It was erected in order to commemorate Leonid Osipovich Utyosov, well-known Soviet jazz singer and comic actor. The monument depicts him sitting on a bench and resting after a concert.
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City Garden

7) City Garden (must see)

The City Garden is one of the oldest and most beautiful parks in Odessa, and was created by the brother of the city founder - Felix de Ribas. It is a wonderful place to rest and houses a beautiful fountain, nice benches, attractive trees and fine sculptures of the lion and lioness.
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Monument to Sergei Utochkin

8) Monument to Sergei Utochkin (must see)

The Monument to Sergei Utochkin is found just beside the cinema "Kino-Utochkino" on the prestigious and beautiful Deribasovskaya Street. Dedicated to one of the first Russian aviators, the monument depicts an aviator looking in the sky.

Walking Tours in Odessa, Ukraine

Create Your Own Walk in Odessa

Create Your Own Walk in Odessa

Creating your own self-guided walk in Odessa is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Top Religious Buildings

Top Religious Buildings

Odessa is a prominent Orthodox center in Ukraine, and it will impress you by its old churches and beautiful architecture. The city is also home to a number of fine religious buildings of non-Orthodox beliefs. This walking tour will guide you through some of Odessa's best known places of worship.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Odessa's Museums and Galleries

Odessa's Museums and Galleries

Odessa is a prominent cultural centre in Ukraine, famous for its fascinating museums. Informative and interesting, they will tell you a lot of interesting things about the city’s history, sea life, prominent historic personalities, fine art and rich culture. Take the following self-guided tour to discover the most interesting museums in Odessa!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Odessa Introduction Walk

Odessa Introduction Walk

Odessa is the marvel of a city on the Black Sea shore and a true tourist mecca. Rich in history, it abounds in splendid architecture - buildings, fountains, monuments, statues, and more. Follow this walking tour to explore the most notable sights of Odessa.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Odessa's Cultural Venues

Odessa's Cultural Venues

Odessa is home to a number of excellent art museums, where you will find outstanding artworks of local and international artists. In this wonderful city used to live many prominent personalities and artists, including Pushkin, Roerich and others. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most interesting and creative museums in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Odessa Primorsky Bоulevard Walking Tour

Odessa Primorsky Bоulevard Walking Tour

Primorsky Boulevard is one of the most prominent streets in Odessa, starting at Dumskaya Square and ending at Vorontsov’s Palace. This popular tourist attraction and wonderful sight is home to several monuments, and is a valuable landmark from an architectural, archaeological and historical points of view. This walking tour will guide you through amazing sights of Odessa.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 Km or 0.4 Miles