Top Historical Places in Odessa

Are you looking to explore the history of Odessa through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Odessa including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Odessa. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Odessa ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Odessa, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Odessa for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Odessa with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Passage

    4.4 (267 Votes)

    Hotel, View Point, Historical Site, Shopping Center

    Even though widely called a hotel this 1899 building by architect L.Vlodek is actually the cutest shopping and dining complex in the city. From the outside, it looks like a block, but once you step in through one of its two entrances will you will find an inner street separating the outlets. The roof of the building is a glass ceiling which lets in natural light. The retail outlets are all on t...Read more
  2. Monument To Catherine Ii

    4.7 (214 Votes)
    Monument To Catherine Ii

    Monument, Square

    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,...Read more
  3. Sailor's Wife

    4.8 (246 Votes)
    Sailor's Wife

    Monument, Sculpture

    This bronze Monument on one end of the Marine Passenger Terminal here in Odessa show the young woman voice thing I lost her child as the wave through their sailor husband and father returning from the sea. It is an iconic statue by sculptor Alexander Tokarev and is meant to represent the families who accompanied their men to Sevastopol in the autumn of 1941. It is a remarkably lifelike sculptur...Read more
  4. Odessa Railway Station

    4 (128 Votes)
    Odessa Railway Station

    Historical Site, Station

    First built halfway through the 19th century, this historic station was at that time the last stop next to the Black Sea. Connecting over 70 countries to this region, the station is an important freight and transport stop. Damaged heavily in WWI, the station was rebuilt in the 1950s and then remodelled again in 2007. Today it is a pretty neoclassical building. To the annoyance of everyone who w...Read more
  5. Vorontsov Palace

    4.4 (86 Votes)
    Vorontsov Palace

    Walking Area, Palace, Architecture , Fountain

    This nineteenth-century palace is a worthy addition to the beautiful architectural jewels of Odessa. Built in 1830 by the Sardinian architect Francisco Boffo, the palace impressed the governor-general enough that he contracted the architect to design the Potemkin Stairs. Over the years, it was used as an engineering school, the headquarters of the Soviet Red guards, and a school for children. D...Read more
  6. Shevchenko Park

    4.6 (67 Votes)
    Shevchenko Park

    Museum, Park, Watch Tower, Stadium

    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 Tow...Read more
  7. Odessa Archaeological Museum

    Museum, Archaeological Site

    Established in 1825 this is the oldest archaeological Museum in the country. The building you see today was completed in 1883. Focusing its activities on expositions, research, and restoration, the museum has amassed a collection of 160000 archaeological artefacts from around the Black Sea region. It has a lovely collection of coins, with 50000 exhibits from antiquity including Greece, Rome, By...Read more
  8. Monument For Odessa Police Image

    Landmark, Monument

    Outside the city’s regional Department of Internal Affairs building is a bronze sculpture of David Gotsman. It shows a man with doves flying over and on his shoulders and arms. It is dedicated to the police force of Odessa that operated in the city after wartime. The figure of the sculpture is a fictional character, the protagonist of the television series known as ‘Liquidation&rsqu...Read more
  9. Faltz-fein House

    4.6 (1 Vote)
    Faltz-fein House Image

    Heritage Building

    This is one of the drive-by stops on the tour of Odessa architectural wonders. It is a simple but elegant looking house at first sight, aside from the massive sculpture in front of its doors. It is a sculpture of two giant men trying to support a Celestial globe on their backs. Note the equatorial band angled at an axis on the globe. The globe in turn is propping up the corner bay window balcon...Read more
  10. Tolstoi Palace

    4.5 (3 Votes)
    Tolstoi Palace

    Historical Site, Palace

    This historical house is doubly valued as a state Heritage and for its artistic importance. There is a common misconception that it has something to do with the legendary Soviet author Leo Tolstoy, but it relates to the larger Tolstoy family. The building itself was built in Russian classical Style in the 1930s. It has 12 rooms and a lovely garden. The house is only open to visitors on guided t...Read more
  11. Holy Trinity Cathedral

    4.7 (94 Votes)
    Holy Trinity Cathedral

    Religious Site, Cathedral

    The first church on this location was wooden and constructed in 1795. That makes this one of the oldest churches in the city. The stone church was built in 1804. The church became a part of the Greek Orthodox Church in the early nineteenth century during the uprising for Greek Independence. Numerous bishops and abbots are buried on the east side of the church. For some time in the 20th century ...Read more
  12. Monument To Leonid Utiosov


    Monument to Leonid Utiosov located in the city garden of Odessa is a sculpture of Leonid Utyosov who was a comic actor and jazz singer. This bronze sculpture was designed by Alexander Tokarev. The sculpture of this legendary artist is seen sitting on a bench calmly as if he is waiting for hundreds of visitors. The Monument To Leonid Utiosov has a beautiful setting amidst tall trees and cropped ...Read more