Potemkin StairsCurrently Open
- Address: Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine, 65000
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:20 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids
Potemkin Stairs - Review
Originally known as the Richelieu steps, there is no more iconic structure in Odessa. The 27-meter rising and 142-meter long stairway is famous for a handful of reasons. Firstly, it’s designed to exploit an optical illusion: looking up, you can only see the stairs, and looking down, you can only see the landings. Built twice, the last time by English engineer John Upton in 1841, the stairway was brought to the world’s attention by Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 film The Battleship Potemkin. Next to the stairs is a historic 1902 funicular, but most people prefer to climb the steps. At the top of the stairs is the Duke de Richelieu Monument, dedicated to the first Mayor of the city. Sometimes the stairs are used for free open air concerts.
How To reach Potemkin Stairs by Public Transport
- Funicular Prymors'kyi Blvd - Mors'kyi port stop Mors'kyi port.
- Buses 10, 155; Shared Taxi 110, 120, 190, 210 stop Morvokzal (The Seaport).
- By Car
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Things to Know Before Visiting Potemkin Stairs
95% of people who visit Odessa include Potemkin Stairs in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
32.71% of people start their Potemkin Stairs visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Potemkin Stairs
91.66% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Potemkin Stairs
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Potemkin Stairs, Odessa Reviews
Amazing place. Inspiring views of the Black Sea and a challenge to walk up and down! Lots of photo opportunities and plenty of friendly people. Nice restaurants and tons of street performers to enjoy during your visit.
There are many other more impressive landmarks than this one, in the city of Mama Odessa. It may have a more symbolic meaning - given the movie shot here, but it also serves as the entrance into the city, from the port side. Up the stairs you find the famous statue of the governor of Odessa, the fifth Duc of Richelieu. If you feel like exercising, you should climb the 120+ stairs, if not - you can opt to reach the top by funicular. Potemkin stairs attract alot of visitors, so it is always crowded.
Great place for every tourist to visit, has a great view, clean and well kept. Has 2 big beautiful garden to walk right besides the stairs to walk, run and take amazing photos
you can stand and look to the sea for a long time here .... very nice view
Great place to get a workout in and there are monkey bars right on the side too.
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