Potemkin Stairs

One of the city attractions is Potemkin Stairs, which got its name thanks to the director Eisenstein. He took off his movie "The Battleship Potemkin" and added the famous ladder. So did the name appear. The staircase is recognized as one of the ten most beautiful in Europe, and its length is a little less than one hundred and fifty meters. Steps are leaded top in the amount of 192.

One of the attractions of the city is the Potemkin Stairs, which got its name thanks to the director Eisenstein. He took off his movie "The Battleship Potemkin" and add to the famous ladder, and so did the name. The staircase enters the top ten of the most beautiful staircases in Europe. Today the staircase consists of 192 steps (originally there were exactly 200, but with the expansion of the port eight steps were lost) and a dozen spans. The length of Potemkin stairs is 142 meters, it is created long-ranged - its base (width 21.7 m) is wider than the upper part (12.5 m), so that’s why when you look from above the staircase, appears an impression of equal width throughout its length. Railings of the staircase seem to be parallel and you can see only the pace (except the top of the march). When you look from below, staircase seems to be much longer and only a continuous cascade of steps can be seen.