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Flat House House-Wall or Witch House

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Vorontsovskiy ln, 4, Odessa, Ukraine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another fun sight to see in of Odessa but it's not a must see. History: The architect faced the lack of money during the construction, so it was decided to adjoin two lateral walls and save some money on the back wall. Nevertheless,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sillychitterchatter
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We stopped there during the city tour. Interesting piece of architecture. An illusion created by the particular building area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hsegal
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Ok, it´s easy to find, close to Potemkin Stairs, in the heart of city center. Then you can have a look, but it´s not so interesting. If you are at the corner of the facade, there´s an optical illusion: house looks like just have one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ike W
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I saw the photo of this remarkable house on some of the tourist information during our visit but didn't really realize what it was all about until we visited this the site. What a pleasant surprise to learn that it was actually a normal building...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank etienne6524
Reviewed 15 August 2018

As the previous TA reviewer stated this optical illusion is easy to miss. Best viewed from the other side of the road and stand on the (faded) red cross on the pavement.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank roberth383
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

It is not exist. It is just regular building. Maybe in the past it was some wall, but now nothing to see. Don’t go there, it is waste of time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank M980BPmarcinm
Reviewed 1 July 2018

It is a gimmick but one that is a popular site that has to be seen by visitors to Old Odessa. Plaint to see that behind the facade, there are functioning flats.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank NikoliGogol
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Already passed it twice before i noticed it, from the correct side this building plays tricks with your mind and makes it look like it only has one wall. It looks mysterious at night.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Erik0377
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Also known as the Flat House or the One Wall Building, the Devil's House, the triangular structure of the buidling gives the odd illusion. The original owner did not have enough money so one wall was never built, the shape of the building changing.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Terry M
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Nice place to take some photos. When I was there some construction works took place, it was a bit distracting.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Terje L
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