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This monument to Catherine the Great was erected because she was responsible for founding Odessa in the late 18th century. She apparently imagined Odessa would be a southern version of St. Petersburg &, indeed, it does have many wonderful buildings & wide boulevards but there...More
Yes, this is a historically important and famous statue. Yes, it is worth a visit in the old town area of Odessa. But... you can see it and snaps the pics in about 10 minutes... unless you are a dedicated history buff and want to...More
Beautiful monument, left over by disappeared civilization that once populated this barbaric land. You have to give credit to modern barbarians that they did not touch this piece of art with their blood stained hands
This monument is in the midst of other monuments and sights in the area. Within minutes, you'll find Potemkin Stairs and Statue of the Duc de Richeliev. There are many fantastic architectural buildings in this area and is worth taking a look at.
Built in 1900, and located on Ekaterininskaya Square amid architecturally significant buildings, this monument honors not only Catharine II, but four other prominent figures who took an active role in the birth of the town: Admiral Ribas, Prince Potemkin, Count Zubov, and engineer Wollant. Take...More