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
69.93% of people who visit Odessa include Potemkin Stairs in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
33.33% of people start their Potemkin Stairs visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Potemkin Stairs
82.76% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Potemkin Stairs
Potemkin Stairs Trips
Potemkin Stairs, Odessa Reviews
A compulsory place to visit in Odessa. The most recognizable and at the same time one of the most crowded places. Personally, I thought they will be bigger and most impressive. But anyway the way upstairs is tiring. Beautiful view at the harbor. The stairs- a bit messy. I recommand to take the picture of them from the other side- there's a platform in the harbor.
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.
Nice place over the Marine Port. Great views. Perfect place for pictures.
Fresh wind blowing through out the sea Feel so good being here... Instabul park near potemkin.