Alexander Pushkin in Odessa

Language English, Greek (modern), Russian
Price 30,00 USD for excursion
Capacity Group of more than 10 people
Duration 3 hours

The tour starts with a promenade along Primorsky Boulevard. Its beauty lies in the early 19th century buildings, the shady promenade, the park tumbling towards the sea & the sweep of the Potemkin Steps. The 192 steps, built between 1837 & 1841, descend from a statue of the Duc de Richelieu in a Roman Toga. At the eastern end a Pushkin statue, a British Tiger Gun, captured in 1854 during the Crimean campaign, and the pink-and-white colonnaded Odessa City Hall.

From Primorsky Boulevard a short walk takes you to Odessa Opera House designed in the 1880s by Viennese architects Felner & Gelmer in the Habsburg Baroque of the day, with a number of Italian Renaissance features. From Odessa Opera House your coach will bring you to the Pushkin Museum. This museum gives you the opportunity to see the unique drawings of Pushkin's time Odessa with Pushkin's signatures on it. Next visit of day is Cathedral Square with Cathedral which is reconstructing nowadays and which Pushkin used to visit and also governor’s office of Count Mikhail Vorontsov. Your coach makes its way to the port with en-route stop to view Palace of Count Mikhail Vorontsov, where the greatest poet of Russia spent 13 months of his exile in Odessa.

The minimum duration of excursion is 3 hours.

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