Odesa or Odessa depend if you want to speak it out in Ukrainian language or in Russian is a city at the Black Sea, it has an important port and is one of the nicest cities in Ukraine.
I stayed in Odesa (I will write it the Ukrainian way) close to Arcadia Beach.
To see the real beauty of Odesa I had to go to the city, I took a cab and arrived at the Opera House one of the most beautiful barock buildings in the city, from here I would start my walk through Primorsky park towards the Potemkin stairs and the sea port.
One of the buildings dominating the landmark at the port is the big Hotel Odessa.
You walk around you notice that Odesa has nice architectural buildings and statues.
One of them is the Golden Child statue at the port, which is actually a bronze statue, another one is the Duc the Richelieu statue on the Primorsky Boulevard on top of the Potemkin stairs. The Potemkin stairs are famous from some Russian movie is what I’ve been told and also some golden chair called “the 12th chair” located on Palmira square. People like to sit on it and take pictures, its a big deal in Odesa 🙂
The city has many parks, I went for a stroll in the Sevchenko park, where you have some other monuments and a nice football stadium in the middle of the park home to “Chernomorets Odesa”.