Towards the south end of the boulevard are two important monuments, one a bust
of A.S. Pushkin who was exiled to the south of what was Russia in 1820 and arrived
in Odessa from Kishinev, Moldova in 1823. His life in Odessa is marked by some
of his great literary achievements "The Fountain of Bakchisari", "
The Gypsies" and "Eugene Onegin". The other monument is the large
cannon that was salvaged from the British frigate "Tiger" after it
was set afire and sunk by Russian artillery in their altercation with Anglo-French
fleet in 1854.
More sites and history are to be discovered along Primorsky Boulevard when
you explore Odessa along with the many other visitors and locals out strolling
The nearby Opera Theatre is not to be missed and is located at 1 Chaikovskogo
Lane . Directly in front of the theatre is the Square of Heroes with the names
of famous Odessites
Other theatres are the architecturally stunning Philharmonic at 15 Bunina Street,
The Russian Drama Theatre at 15 Grecheska Street, The Ukrainian Music &
Drama Theatre at 15 Pastera Street, and the Circus at 25 Koblevskaya Street
near the New Market (Novy Rynok).
The local museums are as follows: Archeological Museum at 4 Lanzheronovskaya
(tel. 22 63 02), Wax Museum at 4 Rishelevskaya , Eastern & Western Art Museum
at 9 Pushkinskaya (tel. 22 48 15), The Maritime Museum at 6 Lanzheronovskaya
(tel. 25 02 50), Numismatic Museum at 33 Grecheskaya, Literature Museum at 2
Lanzheronovskaya (tel. 22 33 70), Modern Art Museum at 2 Gogol (23 61 41), Pushkin
Museum at 13 Pushkinskaya (tel. 24 92 55), The Picture Gallery at 5A Sofievskaya
(tel. 23 82 72), Odessa History Museum at 4 Gavannaya (tel. 22 84 90), and the
unique Collection of A.B. Bleshunova (world adventurer) at 19 Polskaya.
Deribasovskaya Street is the walking street that is the heart of Odessa with
it's many cafes, shops, and restaurants. The Passage Hotel building is particularly
notable for it's fabulous design and sculptures inside the atrium passage itself
located at the north end of the street.
Whether sending some postcards or planning a rail trip both the Central Post
Office and the main train station are both excellent examples of 20th century
architecture in Ukraine.
Arkadia is the most popular beach and has the most happening there including
night clubs, boat rides, live music, restaurants and other entertainment on
offer. Other good beaches are Delfin, Lanzheron, Chaika and Zolotoi Bereg which
is at 16th station Bolshoi Fontan.
In conclusion we want to mention several of the beautiful parks & squares
in Odessa. Shevchenko Park stretches along the sea just outside the center and
covers 90 hectares with a wide variety of tree species, the monument to the
Unknown Sailor and a stadium capable of seating 50,000. The City Garden along
Deribasovskaya with it's monument to the musician Utesov and it's many handicraft
vendors. The Soborna Square across from the Passage Hotel with it's monument
to M.S. Vorontsov and it's many serious chess players.
There is much to discover in Odessa and we welcome suggestions as to what we omitted.