Monument To Catherine Ii, Odessa

Monument To Catherine Ii, Odessa - Address

Address: Katerynyns'ka Square, Odesa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine, 65000

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About Monument To Catherine Ii, Odessa

Built in the year 1900 by the architects Y.M.Dmitrenko and Donato Barkalaja, the monument is dedicated to Empress Catherine the Great, who ordered the construction of the city. It is also dedicated to the people who played an important role in building the city in the early years. The sculpture of the empress is 3 meters high and four of her companions, Potemkin, Zubov, de Ribas and de Wollant, surround her. The column is made of red granite and the square around the monument has been planted with a green lawn and flowers and made to look as pretty as it did a hundred years ago! The unveiling of the restored statue in 2007 was a matter of some minor controversy as the empress is now considered by some people as an enemy of the Ukrainian people.

How To reach Monument To Catherine Ii by Public Transport

  • Shared taxi 137 stop (Sabanieiev mist / Sabaneev cities)
  • Shared taxi 117, 137, 145, 220A, 221 stop Lanzheronivska

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Monument To Catherine Ii, Odessa Reviews

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  • Monument of Catherine the Great and founders of Odessa & Ekaterininskaya square And one another surprise, Founder of Odessa city " Catherine " was not from Ukraine/Russia she was from Germany. Odessa, Ukraine was founded ny Catherine the Great in 1794. Around the feet of the monument to Catherine the Great we can see 4 other peoples stuatues who helped Catherine to build today's Odessa. 1) Prince Grigorij Potiomkin Tavricheskiy, the commander-in-chief of the Southern Army 2) Prince Platon Zubov, the Governor General of the Novorossiya Territory 3) Joseph de Ribas, the Vice-Admiral who was also the first chief of the city 4) Franz de Volant, the city and port planner, and military engineer. This statue is easily visible from the top of the Potemkin Stairs.

  • Interesting local lore. They say the men in the statue with her were all her lovers. I don't know if that is true. But, the 'iron woman' that conquered and subjugated Ukraine is on display. Cost: free.

  • It looks nice and has a fun story. Also, a lot of bosozoku around here at night

  • Nice monument and area around. Good selection of coffeeshops and hotels. Nice view

  • Nice statue for taking memorable pics

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