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Odessa Cultural Walking Tour (Self Guided), Odessa

Odessa is home to a number of great cultural venues including interesting museums, fine art galleries, excellent theatres, libraries and different cultural centres. These amazing places will help you to discover local culture and will teach you plenty of interesting things. Take our tour and visit the most informative and interesting cultural venues in Odessa!
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Guide Name: Odessa Cultural Walking Tour
Guide Location: Ukraine » Odessa (See other walking tours in Odessa)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Clown House and Cinema “Masks”
  • Odessa A. M. Gorky State Scientific Library
  • V. Vasilko Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater (Odessa Puppet Theater)
  • Odessa Fine Arts Museum
  • Monument to Orange
  • Paleontological Museum of the Odessa National University of I. I. Mechnikov
  • Museum of Rare books of the Odessa National University of I. I. Mechnikov
  • Art Gallery «Salieri»
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Clown House and Cinema “Masks”

1) Clown House and Cinema “Masks”

Situated on Olgievskaya Street, this attraction represents another amazing cultural venue in Odessa. This unique cultural centre was founded in 2003 and surprises its visitors with captivating and comic programs. Check out its schedule and enjoy this fascinating place!
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Odessa A. M. Gorky State Scientific Library

2) Odessa A. M. Gorky State Scientific Library

The Odessa A. M. Gorky State Scientific Library is the main library in the city, and is situated near The V. Vasilko Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater. When opened in 1830, it was the first public library in Ukraine and the second one in the Russian Empire. This leading informational and cultural centre in Ukraine features a unique collection of books, documents and other informative materials.
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V. Vasilko Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater (Odessa Puppet Theater)

3) V. Vasilko Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater (Odessa Puppet Theater)

The V. Vasilko Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater or Odessa Puppet Theater is a great cultural venue in the city. Situated on Pastera Street, the Ukrainian Music and Drama Theater was founded in 1925 and features interesting classical plays in the Ukrainian language.
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Odessa Fine Arts Museum

4) Odessa Fine Arts Museum (must see)

Situated on Sofievskaya Street, the Odessa Fine Arts Museum is an excellent cultural venue, where you will find one of the largest collections of Soviet artworks in the Ukraine. The museum was opened in 1899 and houses magnificent and artistically unique masterpieces by great painters, displaying the icon-painting of the 15th-18th centuries right up to modern art, graphic art, sculpture, decorative and applied art.

Operation hours: Mon, Wed-Thur, Sun: 10:30 am- 5 :30 pm; Fri, Sat: 11:30 am- 7 pm.
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Monument to Orange

5) Monument to Orange

The Monument to Orange is one of the most interesting and funniest monuments in Odessa. It was built in honor of the 210th anniversary of Odessa and has a captivating history. Paul I didn’t want to begin construction of the marine trade port in Odessa, so when the city’s residents found out about it, they sent him carts with oranges (the emperor’s favorite fruits). After such an original gift, Paul I contributed the money for the building of the port.
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Paleontological Museum of the Odessa National University of I. I. Mechnikov

6) Paleontological Museum of the Odessa National University of I. I. Mechnikov

The Paleontological Museum of the Odessa National University of I. I. Mechnikov exists since 1873. The museum is in the top 10 museums of the world and displays more than 40,000 exhibits. Check out its unique collections and discover the interesting world of paleontology.
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Museum of Rare books of the Odessa National University of I. I. Mechnikov

7) Museum of Rare books of the Odessa National University of I. I. Mechnikov

The Museum of Rare books of the Odessa National University of I. I. Mechnikov is one of the largest and oldest academic libraries in Ukraine. Founded in 1817, it houses over 3.6 million volumes, including unique ancient editions of the XV-XVIII centuries and about 9000 rare and valuable books.
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Art Gallery «Salieri»

8) Art Gallery «Salieri»

Art Gallery «Salieri» is situated in the heart of Odessa, near the Odessa Opera and Ballet Theatre. Opened in 2007, this fine gallery is also a pleasant café, where you can admire wonderful Ukrainian art while drinking a cup of tea. The collection is updated monthly.

Operation hours: Monday- Sunday: 9 am - 11 pm; Friday-Saturday: 9 am- 12 am.

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.
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 Art and Literature Museums and Galleries Self-Guided Tour

Odessa Art and Literature Museums and Galleries Self-Guided Tour

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 District Walking Tour II

Odessa Primorsky District Walking Tour II

Primorsky District is the city’s central neighborhood, where the most prominent and popular attractions can be found. It is also home to Taras Shevchenko Park, where Zhukovsky, Gogol, Ostrovsky, Dostoevsky, Chekhov and Ahmatova used to walk. The walking tour suggested below will help you discover this city’s wonderful district.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles
Odessa Religious Buildings Self-Guided Tour

Odessa Religious Buildings Self-Guided Tour

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 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
Odessa Museums and Galleries Self-Guided Tour

Odessa Museums and Galleries Self-Guided Tour

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