Friday, September 16, 2016

Two Popular Landmarks in Odessa, Ukraine

Entrepreneur Aleksandr “Alex” Korchmar owns company Alkor Capital, based in Brooklyn, New York. In his role there, he leads business enterprises ranging from new automobile dealerships to real estate development and construction firms. In his leisure time, Alex Korchmar enjoys traveling and often visits his native home of Odessa, Ukraine.

Odessa, Ukraine is home to many popular landmarks. Tourists and historians alike have no shortage of places to take in upon a visit. With that said, here are two of the most popular landmarks in Odessa.

1. The Transfiguration Cathedral was originally founded in 1795, beginning as the Church of St. Nicholas - a small structure in the Cathedral Square. In 1808, the larger cathedral was built and it was named the Transfiguration Cathedral when the altar was consecrated. Today, it stands as the largest Orthodox Church in Odessa and is an impressive structure to behold in terms of history and architecture.

2. Founded in 1825, the Odessa Archaeological Museum is one of the oldest museums in the Ukraine. It features more than 160,000 different exhibits and is a seminal source of information regarding the Northern Black Sea area’s ancient history. In addition, the museum is home to several pieces from ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire.