#1 The "visiting card" of Odessa is the view formed by the Potemkin Steps, the monument to Duc de Richelieu, and two semi-circular buildings standing behind it.
#1 Among the miracles of Odessa, there are some naturally created ones. Take the Kuyalnik "Liman" or "salt-lake", the only thing similar in the world can be found in Israel, for the mud of Kuyalnik can only be compared to the mud of the Dead Sea, and some differences make the Odessa product unique.
#1 Potemkin Stairs - the same symbol for Odessa as the Eiffel Tower for Paris. It is not just about two hundred steps, but a real phenomenon.
#1 Many Jews lived in Odessa in first years of its founding. That’s why, in 1798, the first community and synagogue were built here. In 1855, after that the building at the corner of Yevreiska and Richelieuvska streets (architect F.Morandi) was rebuilt, the synagogue, which was situated, there became the Main city synagogue.
#1 The museum was opened by the initiative of the Fine Arts Society in 1899, in a palace that once belonged to Olga Naryshkina, count Pototskyy's daughter, and was designed in the style of Russian Classicism by Franz Boffo.
#1 In September, 1994, in days of celebrating of the 200 anniversary of the basis of a city, in Odessa in buildings on the Red lane ? 16-20 the Branch of the Greek Fund of Culture (the Center in Athenes) has been solemnly opened.
#1 The youngest museum in Odessa was established in spring 2008 on Sabanskyy Lane, in one of the city's most beautiful buildings. The Modern Art Museum emerged with the support of Pivdennyy Bank and the initiative of one of the oldest collector-patrons of the city, Mikhail Knobel.
#1 Museum - was founded in 1998 by admirers of the writer's works from the "World of Paustovskyy" municipal public organization-society. The museum is a whole world, but a special "Odessa" one.
#1 Odessa's catacombs stretch more than 2500 km (4000 km according to some records) underground, in a real parallel world. Underground works in our region have been performed since the 1830s, when stone was used for the construction of the city.