Belvedere of Vorontsov's Palace, Odessa

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The Vorontsov Palace is a 19th-century palace and colonnade in Odessa, Ukraine, at the end of the Primorsky Boulevard pedestrian walkway.
The buildings were built between 1827 and 1830 by the Sardinian-born architect Francesco Boffo for Russian Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, one of the governor-generals of the Odessa region. Vorontsov chose to build his city palace on the spot where the former governor general Richelieu's humble house had once stood. Vorontsov was so impressed with Boffo's work, that he contracted Boffo to design the Potemkin Stairs.
In 1906 it became an engineering school. During this time, next to the former palace was Lloyd's Travel Agency where the city's elite could purchase tickets for their trips abroad.
In 1917 it was the headquarters of the Soviet Red Guards, and in March 1917 the first Soviet of Workers' and Sailors' Deputies met in the building.
In 1936 the Vorontsov Palace was acquired by the Young Pioneers, and renamed the Children's Palace.
The present day palace is only the front part of the original structure, the less valuable part of the complex, the Orlov wing was torn down. The Orlov wing was mainly apartments and outbuildings—nicknamed the "Orlovsky outhouse", it stretched from today's Mother-in-Law's Bridge.
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  • From the interesting - September 1, 2019 under the collonadopened the museum. These grottoes were discovered during the restoration of the belvedere.
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  • The monument still in the reconstruction, according to the number of workers who moved there it should be a repair within an hour. Pity. When it is made available it will be a nice place
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  • Currently surrounded by fences with construction on going. It was built between 1827 & 1830. It's had many uses in the last 180 plus years. It's had major fires in it also. I don't know if it's public building or private property.
  • Finally it's open 🙌 perfect place , odessa have good architecter
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