Also known as the Central Park of Culture and Recreation of Taras Shevchenko, this massive complex can take nearly half a day to see, more if you want to catch a match at the stadium.
It was originally of Fort in 1795. After the Russell Turkish war of 1811 it was turned into a portside quarantine known as Serf’s Garden. The ruins of Fortress Hadzhibey and the Quarantine arcade (Powder Tower) and watchtower are still present at the site. In keeping with its military past, the park also has several monuments, including the Alexander II Column, the Monument to the Warriors of Internationalism, the Monument to an Unknown Sailor, and the Monument to the Perished Sailors.
The south end of the park has the Odessa Luna Park and its famous Ferris Wheel. It also has the Odessa Astronomical Observatory. The main attraction of the park is the Chornomorets Stadium, Fitness Gym and Odessa Museum of Football.
The park was the delight of famous Russian writers, including Zhukovskiy, Gogol, Ostrovskiy, Dostoyevskiy, and Chekhov. Most people tend to end up at the park accidentally, when they’re leaving the beach. It’s a terrific place for a stroll. Check out the ruins of the Green Theatre in the park, where performances are sometimes held.
- Museum of history of FC "Chernomorets": 30 UAH (7-13 year olds 25UAH; Free for under 6)
- Museum of history of FC "Chernomorets": 10:00am to 6:00pm. Closed on Mondays.
- Odessa Astronomical Observatory: 9:00am to 5:00pm, Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
- Tram 28; Trolleybus 2, Share taxi 203 stop TSPKiV Shevchenka.
- Trolleybus 9; Share taxi 9, 137, 146, 223 stop Zhukovskogo St.
- Buses 10, 155, 110, 120, 190, 210 stop Tamozhenna Square.
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22.64% of people who visit Odessa include Shevchenko Park in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
58.33% of people start their Shevchenko Park visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Shevchenko Park
94.44% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shevchenko Park
Great park for walking around. Several fountains, monuments and benches looking like open books make it a nice park to both chill and stroll. There are several stands selling drinks and snacks so you won't go hungry either.
Nice place to go for a walk. There are all kinds of other options as well as like skateboarding and attraction park with all sorts of rides including fairy wheel. You can enjoy nice views on sea port and sea in general. And if you get hungry, there are many options to get grilled food or just any kind of fast food. This park is beautiful and huge - the city stadium is right there as a part of the park.
Just a great place to walk ride a bike a route to the black sea some interesting things to do and discover
I loved spending time in this park. Visiting the local fair while walking in the park was the bonus. If you have time and strength, keep walking until the end and you will reach nice beaches.
Very nice park. Had a coffe in a restaurant inside the park and it felt great like I m in a forest.