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Odessa, Ukraine Cruise Port

Situated on the Black Sea Coast of Ukraine, Odessa is the third largest city in Ukraine and the country's major seaport and shipping centre. This historic city was the largest city in the Ukraine at the beginning of the 20th century and even has its own autonomous authority. Nowadays, although less important as a city, the region boasts a fabulous range of tourist attractions and excursion opportunities including fascinating museums, peaceful parks and gardens, historic landmarks and scenic coastline. The city of Odessa conveys a distinctive cultural ambience as well as a friendly and warm ambience. Its many historic attractions also demonstrate the region's illustrious history and heritage to create a exceptional holiday experience for all those who visit the city.

Sightseeing in Odessa

A number of excellent attractions and sightseeing opportunities are located across the city of Odessa. Discover the many interesting museums in the city, which include the Archaeology Museum, Maritime Museum, Literature Museum and Museum of Cinema. The city is also home to a variety serene parks and gardens such as the City Garden and Shevchenko Park, which contain an array of beautiful flora and historically significant monuments. Tourists in the Ukraine will find that Odessa is one of the most diverse and impressive cities, with various splendid attractions including:

The Potemkin Stairs

The colossal staircase marks the entrance to the city from the bearing of the sea. The steps, designed by architect F. Bofford, lead from Prymorsky Boulevard down to the coastline and were constructed between 1837 and 1841. This impressive landmark is divided into ten separate flights of stairs with the total number of step reaching 192. The width at the bottom of the stairs is wider than at the top, which create a optical illusion, enhancing the imposing appearance of the monument.

The Cathedrals

Odessa is home to two majestic cathedrals, each boasting incredible architecture and design. The Spaso-Preobrazhenskiy cathedral was constructed in 1795, just one year after the founding of the city. Odessa's other grand cathedral; Svyato-Pantelemonovskiy Cathedral was consecrated in 1893 and designed by renowned architect N. Nikonov.

Odessa Opera House

The astounding Odessa Opera House has played host to celebrated composers including the great Tchaikovsky and witness performers from world-famous ballerinas including Anna Pavlova. The exterior architecture is truly astonishing and the interior is just as grand and impressive. The atmosphere and ambience within this extraordinary structure is simply spine-tingling.

Shopping in Odessa

Privoz market is one of Odessa's most popular marketplaces. Visitor can pick up a range of cheap fruits and vegetable amongst other provisions at this bustling and vibrant market. Elsewhere in the city centre, tourists will discover a variety of speciality store and gift shops selling a variety a authentic local souvenirs.

Eating Out in Odessa

There are many restaurants and cafes situated in the city centre of Odessa, serving a variety of local delicacies and international cuisine. Street food vendor can also be found on many street corners, selling a range of tasty snacks, as well as a number of familiar fast food outlets.

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