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Odesa Catacombs

The largest catacomb network in the world – 2,500 kilometers of mysteries. To understand how long the tunnel system really is, try to imagine the distance between Odesa and Paris.
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Odesa Catacombs

The largest catacomb network in the world – 2,500 kilometers of mysteries. To understand how long the tunnel system really is, try to imagine the distance between Odesa and Paris.

Odesa Catacombs have a depth of more than 60 meters below the sea level. This huge network of tunnels carved into stone extends for over 2,500 kilometers. The full layout of this labyrinth is still unknown.

There are more than one thousand known entrances to the tunnels.

A small part of the catacombs open to the general public is located in Nerubayske village on the northern edge of Odesa.

It is hard to determine the precise time when the first catacombs appeared in Odesa. Some sources date them back to the seventeenth century.

However, the catacombs started to transform into the maze in early 1800s when the limestone was quarried for the city construction. The first man-made passages in the catacombs were used by the local smugglers. During the Second World War, the Soviet partisans were hiding below the feet of the Nazis for as much as 13 months. These partisan groups hid deep in the catacombs and staged unexpected attacks on the Nazi forces. Some stories say that people in the catacombs were trying to have ordinary life, sabotaging German facilities

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After World War II, in 1961, the Poisk [Search] club was created to explore the history of partisans inside the catacombs. The club provided numerous documents with important information and worked on detailing the maps of the area. The searchers still find partisan rifles, grenades and other items inside this maze.

While going into the catacombs is not illegal, it would be extremely dangerous to explore the place on your own. There are professional guides with years of experience who can be hired. A record-long walk in the catacombs of 40 kilometers in 27 hours was set in honor of the 200th anniversary of Odesa.

The city of Odesa, which has a population of more than 1 million people, would benefit from a subway system. Yet, the numerous underground tunnels are the main reason why the subway could not be built there.

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Odessa region, Nerubajskoe village

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Виталий Кебкал

26.04.2018
Вполне хорошее место для отдыха с семьей. Будет интересно как взрослым так и для детям! Для посещения в летнее время года, советую взять куртку, так как температура в катакомбах 15 град. Можно по подземельям полазить самому, но лучше с экскурсией.

Женя Немогущая

26.04.2018
Мне кажется что каждый турист посетивший Одессу, обязательно должен побывать в катакомбах. Об уникальности этого объекта модного говорить часами, поэтому лучше всего познавать катакомбы с экскурсоводами, они не только расскажут вам важные исторические моменты, не дадут потеряться среди множества многокилометровых коридоров, но и поведают интересные истории о жизни людей в подобных условиях.

Андрій Ковальчук

26.04.2018
Был на экскурсии в катакомбах. Очень понравилось нам рассказывали про партизанское движение во время Отечественной войны во главе с Молодцовым, а также как партизаны делали мины маскируя их под консервы. В катакомбах очень легко заблудится так что вам потребуется хороший экскурсовод что бы он вас провёл и вы не заблудится.

Мария Сергеевна

26.04.2018
Очень хорошее место для отдыха семьи..

Елена Бандура

26.04.2018
У катакомби без екскурсовода краще не спускатися – можна заблукати. До того ж, екскурсовод розповість історію, яка застрягне у вас в душі надовго... Після завершення екскурсії є можливість полазити по бойовій техніці. Для дітей підходить ідеально!

Attractions

Other architectural attractions

Odessa Academic Ukrainian Music and Drama Theatre named after V. Vasylko

15 Pasteura St, Odesa

Museums

Odesa Catacombs (Museum "Secrets of underground Odessa")

3 2nd Razumovsky Lane, Odesa

Forts, castles, palaces

Shah's palace

2 Gogolya St, Odesa

Museums

Museum of Sound

75a Novoselskogo str., Odessa

Other architectural attractions

House with Atlanteans

5-7 Hoholya St, Odesa

Other architectural attractions

Teshchin Bridge

Mikhail Zhvanetsky Boulevard, Odesa

Other architectural attractions

Cathedral Square

Cathedral Square, Odesa

Other architectural attractions

Colonade of the Vorontsov Palace

Primorskaya str., Odessa

Forts, castles, palaces

The Tolstoy Palace

4 Sabaneyiv Mist St, Odesa

Other architectural attractions

Secret Courtyard

8 Spyrydonivska St, Odesa

Forts, castles, palaces

Vorontsov Palace

2а Vorontsovsky lane, Odessa

Other architectural attractions

Hotel "Passage"

34 Preobrazhenska Street, Odesa

Other architectural attractions

Boarding school named after P. Stolyarsky

1 Sobaneev Bridge, Odessa

Museums

Museum of Local History

4 Havana Street, Odesa

Other architectural attractions

Flat House

6 Vorontsovsky lane, Odesa

Other architectural attractions

House of Scientists

4 Sabaneiv Mist St, Odesa

Museums

Museum of smuggling

6 Katerynynska Street, Odesa

Other architectural attractions

Primorsky Boulevard

Primorsky Boulevard

Other architectural attractions

The Potemkin Steps

Primorsky Boulevard, Odesa

Where to eat?

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Meat restaurant

Klarabara

28 Preobrazhenska St., Odesa

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Coffee House

ZheTo

1 Provulok Mayakovskoho, Odesa

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Brasserie

Beer Garden

6 Havanna St, Odesa

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Brasserie

Gambrinus

31 Derybasivska St., Odesa

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National cuisine restaurant

Jardin

10 Havanna St., Odesa

Coffee House

Shiko

50 Gretska St., Odesa

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Coffee House

Bize

26 Lanzheronivska St., Odesa

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Bar

Central Bar

3 Katerynynska St., Odesa

City cafe

City food market

9A Ryshelyevska St, Odesa

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Restaurant with wine list

Le Grand Café Bristol

15 Pushkinska St, Odesa

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Restaurant with wine list

Bernardazzi

15 Ivana Bunina St., Odesa

National cuisine restaurant

Dacha Restaurant

85 Frantsuzky Blvd, 15, Odesa

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National cuisine restaurant

Azuma

54/23 Frantsuzky Blvd., Odesa

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Seafood restaurant

Katran

13 Mayakovy Provulok, Odesa

Where to stay?

Hotels

Frederick Koklen Boutique Hotel

Nekrasova lane, 7, Odesa

Hotels

Hotel Wall Street

12 Vitse-Admirala Zhukova Line, Odesa

Hotels

Continental 4* Business Hotel

5, Deribasovskaya St, Odesa

Hotels

Ayvazovsky hotel

19, Bunina St, Odesa

Hotels

UNO Design Hotel

17, Rishelyevskaya St, Odesa

Hotels

Apart-hotel Ribas

3, Deribasovskaya St, Odesa

Hotels

Hotel Black Sea Panteleimonovskaya

25, Pantelejmonovskaya St, Odesa

Hotels

Hotel Black Sea Rishelievskaya

59, Rishelievskaya St, Odesa

Hotels

Hostel Friday

77, Pushkinskaya St, Odesa

Hotels

Hotel Black Sea Park Shevchenko

1/20, Marazlievskaya St, Odesa

Hotels

Hotel Lermontovskiy

2 Lermontovskiy lane, Odesa

Hotels

La Gioconda Boutique Hotel

1, 2nd Lermontovskiy Lane, Odesa

Hotels

Panorama De Luxe Odesa Hotel

Mukachevsky lane 6/8, Odesa

Hotels

Hotel Black Sea Otrada

1, Vice-Admirala Azarova St, Odesa

Hotels

Gagarinn Hotel

5B, Gagarinskoe Plateau Str., Odesa

Hotels

Apart hotel Sorrento

1, Strawberry Lane, Odesa

Hotels

Hotel Mirniy Resort 3*

Fontanskaya road, 71a, Odesa

Hotels

Vele Rosse Hotel

3, Garshina St, Odesa

Hotels

Eco-hotel Villa Pinia

4A, Dolgaya St, Odesa

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