Vorontsov Palace

Set on the seafront of Odessa, Count Vorontsov's Palace must have been really grand during its days. The building that we see today is only the front part of the original structure. The Orlov wing comprising mainly apartments and outbuildings was considered to be the less valuable part of the complex and was torn down. Check out the Arabic inscriptions on the front wall of the Palace. Unfortunately, due to the lack of English translation, we were not able to make out its significance.

The elegant white rock colonnade in the shape of an arc forms part of the Palace structure. This Grecian-looking colonnade comprises ten pairs of Tuscan pillars and from here you have a panoramic view of the port area.

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