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Reviewed 26 November 2018

Books authored by Russians make this a literary 'must-see' for those who've read the books. However, if you haven't, the only thing that you might get out of this monument (?), is watching the people trying to sit on the chair.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charley44
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Located on the edge of the City Park this chair is dedicated to two Soviet era writers and is inscribed with the word love in every conceivable language. It is a widely popular photo venue and can get quite busy when tour buses arrive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alanthebairn
Reviewed 15 October 2018

One of the main attraction in the Central park. for young people and people abroad Russian speaking countries I would recommend to read Ilf and Petrov 12 chairs book first.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alexandersR1048ZZ
Reviewed 20 September 2018

The chair is devoted to a famous book by Russian/Soviet comedians Ilf and Petrov about Ostap Bender, a fraudulent guy who is trying to make money after hearing a rumor that a huge treasure is hidden in one of the 12 chairs of a set....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Yadernaya
Reviewed 8 September 2018

why do they kill eachother to sit on it? I dont get it... I think its more interesting to watch the people on the line to sit and take a photo than the monument itself.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Biteviye
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Picture spot. Right in the heart of a super central square, it will catch your attention while walking by. Just few seconds for a fast selfie here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Davide G
Reviewed 22 August 2018

If you don't know the story behind this chair which sits in the City park you will just say its just a chair, But I believe that the story is so important enough for people to come and have their photos taken with this chair...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank betty l
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I was enriched by the story behind this famous chair. It was one of the highlights of our visit to Odessa to experience taking photographs at this chair knowing what the story behind it was.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank etienne6524
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Love this little quirky photo shoot opportunity. Best if you find out a little before queuing for your picture. This monument always has people waiting so allow 15 mins. The park however is well worth visiting in its entirety anyway with good cafes and bars...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank grimj03
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is in the central city park of the old town. It is quite whimsical to see a monument to an empty 12th chair. To get a good photo, it is better to stand beside or behind the chair.

Date of experience: July 2018
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