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[Travel to Europe] Ukraine: Odesa

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Odessa is Ukraine’s third largest city. It was a town developed greatly by the Russian Empire as a trading port and naval port. In recent years, it has been developed as a resort area, and there are so many things to see. The Russian invasion of 2022 has begun, and security has deteriorated, but it is also very famous as a tourist spot.

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place

Odessa is a city located in the southern part of Ukraine.

history

Odessa has long been inhabited by Greeks, Scythians and even Slavs. The city was founded by the Ottoman Empire, and the settlement of Hajibey is the direct origin of Odessa. After that, the town was developed by the Russian Empire and developed greatly as a military port. By the end of the 19th century, it had become the second largest city in the Russian Empire after Moscow and Petersburg. Odessa’s industry grew after World War II and remains a major city even after it became part of Ukraine.

climate

Odessa has traditionally been a region with long hours of sunshine and high temperatures. Temperatures range from -1°C to 33°C throughout the year.

language

The native language of Ukraine is Ukrainian, but many people also speak Russian. Some people speak English near tourist spots.

security

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Odessa is in a dangerous situation. But without the invasion, it’s not such a dangerous town. In Odessa, beggars and other vagrants gather around the bus terminal, so it is safer to stay away from them as much as possible.

industry

Odessa’s major industries are mechanical engineering, metalworking, shipbuilding, food processing and petrochemicals. In Odessa, resort development is also progressing, and the tourism industry is also developing.

Race

Ukraine is a multi-ethnic country, the main ethnic group is Ukrainian. Others are Russians, Tatars, Bulgarians, Jews and Romanians.

religion

Ukraine is predominantly Christian, but most people are non-religious.

currency

Hryvnia is used in Ukraine.

Sightseeing Spot 1 : The Potemkin Stairs

A symbol of Odessa, built in 1841. This 142m long and 27m high staircase became world famous when it was used in the 1925 silent film Battleship Potemkin.

Sightseeing Spot 2 : Odessa National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet

The Opera and Ballet Theater in Odessa is a building that combines Renaissance and Baroque styles. If you want to enjoy art, please enjoy the opera.

Sightseeing Spot 3 : Odessa Archaeological Museum

Odessa has an archaeological museum. A large number of excavated artifacts that testify to the existence of a civilization that arose in the northern part of the Black Sea coast are collected, and historical materials of southern Ukraine are also exhibited.

Sightseeing Spot 4 : Odessa Pushkin Museum

The museum of Alexander Pushkin, known as a pioneer of modern Russian literature. His room has been reproduced in the museum, and his handwritten manuscripts, sketches, and other materials are on display.

Sightseeing Spot 5 : Vorontsov Palace

The museum of Alexander Pushkin, known as a pioneer of modern Russian literature. His room has been reproduced in the museum, and his handwritten manuscripts, sketches, and other materials are on display….

Sightseeing Spot 6 : Savior’s Savior Cathedral

Odessa has a cathedral. The church was made of wood and was named “Russian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas”, but it got its present name when it was renovated in 1808. It was destroyed but has been restored.

Hotel

Odessa is also a major city, so there are plenty of accommodation options. Accommodation and travel can be booked from the link below.

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