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Deribasovskaya St, Odessa, Ukraine
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Real nice part of the town to be in, small but nice monument. Alot of things to see and do around it. Well worth to read the Novel

2  Thank Darren J
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I happen to go past the chair as part of my walking tour on Day 1 in Odessa. And quickly sat down and got a picture. I wouldn't bother to seek it out or put in on your list of things to do in Odessa,...More

2  Thank SarahItaly2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the edge of the City Park this chair is dedicated to two Soviet era writers and is inscribed with the word love in every conceivable language. It is a widely popular photo venue and can get quite busy when tour buses arrive.

Thank Alanthebairn
Reviewed 15 October 2018

One of the main attraction in the Central park. for young people and people abroad Russian speaking countries I would recommend to read Ilf and Petrov 12 chairs book first.

Thank alexandersR1048ZZ
Reviewed 20 September 2018

The chair is devoted to a famous book by Russian/Soviet comedians Ilf and Petrov about Ostap Bender, a fraudulent guy who is trying to make money after hearing a rumor that a huge treasure is hidden in one of the 12 chairs of a set....More

Thank Yadernaya
Reviewed 8 September 2018

why do they kill eachother to sit on it? I dont get it... I think its more interesting to watch the people on the line to sit and take a photo than the monument itself.

Thank Biteviye
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Picture spot. Right in the heart of a super central square, it will catch your attention while walking by. Just few seconds for a fast selfie here.

Thank Davide G
Reviewed 22 August 2018

If you don't know the story behind this chair which sits in the City park you will just say its just a chair, But I believe that the story is so important enough for people to come and have their photos taken with this chair...More

Thank betty l
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I was enriched by the story behind this famous chair. It was one of the highlights of our visit to Odessa to experience taking photographs at this chair knowing what the story behind it was.

Thank etienne6524
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Love this little quirky photo shoot opportunity. Best if you find out a little before queuing for your picture. This monument always has people waiting so allow 15 mins. The park however is well worth visiting in its entirety anyway with good cafes and bars...More

Thank grimj03
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This is in the central city park of the old town. It is quite whimsical to see a monument to an empty 12th chair. To get a good photo, it is better to stand beside or behind the chair.

2  Thank Globalist3000
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Yeah, a picture there is a must if you visit Odessa...and during the day you're gonna queue for that!!!! Sit comfortably and smile!!! 😉

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