What to see Odessa, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest of this city of ancient history, located on the west coast of the Omon Gulf on the Black Sea.
City of southern Ukraine, Odessa, logistically speaking, is an important hub of large railway and road communication lines, as well as being a large commercial port and military naval base. The urban configuration has a modern aspect, made up of wide regular streets and gardens.
From a cultural point of view, it is home to various universities, a conservatory, a well-stocked art gallery, some museums and libraries and an astronomical observatory.
The industrial sector is mainly focused on the chemical, engineering, naval and petrochemical sectors. In ancient times Odessa was a Greek colony which was subsequently passed to Mongols, Lithuanians, Poles and Turks.
In 1791 it was annexed to Russia and from that moment it began its development with the construction of the port and the connection of the railway to the Russian railway network. Over the years, this Ukrainian town, located near the sea, has become a popular tourist resort, where the houses are low and well finished.
The historic center of Odessa is very pleasant to visit, as it turns well on foot, with suggestive views and valuable buildings in neoclassical style.
– Opera and ballet theater, made in French rococo style.
– Marina on the Black Sea, a characteristic port of the place.
– Palace of Prince Gagarin with inside a garden with many species of plants and a collection of sculptures, the work of Ukrainian authors.
– Katirininskaja Ploscad Square, is the one where the famous Potemkinskaja Iestinica staircase is located, with 192 steps, built on a project by Boffo, an Italian architect.