Odessa. The Potemkin Stairs

We are observing the famous Potemkin Stairs in Odessa (from the side of the Sea Terminal).

Built in the 1830-s, the Potemkin Stairs was planned as the grand entrance to the city from the port. Monument’s last renovation took place in 2016.

On the left side of the stairs is located an escalator, which transports people up and down the stairs. This escalator replaced an old funicular railway from 1906.

The Potemkin Stairs is definitely one of the major landmarks of Odessa. They have featured in the famous silent film “The Battleship Potemkin” by Sergei Eisenstein.

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