Travelers can find souvenirs almost anywhere in the center of Odesa. Soborna square, located not far from famous Odesa City Garden, is the first point to visit for gifts hunters. The whole souvenir market is located here. People find everything here – jewelry, figures, toys, funny Odesa specialties like “Odesa air” in a tin can. Another interesting option might be to purchase an authorial painting of Odesa artist near fountain on Soborna square.
Ekateryninska Square, Derybasivska Street, Prymorskyi Boulevard
The aforementioned spots as well as the major trade and entertainment centers are among the best places to find interesting Odesa souvenirs. Being a large seaport, Odesa offers tourists wide range of souvenirs connected with the subject of sea and sailors, so don't lose the chance to buy an amusing sailor shirt or forage cap.
Of course, the famous Odesa Passage is also a good place to buy some specialties. This spectacular architectural landmark hides a plenty of souvenir shops and boutiques inside. Go in and find exactly what you like, choosing among the hundreds of possible variants.
Address: 34, Preobrazhenska street
Eneida Art Salon
Odesa is full of different specialized art and handmade boutiques, which sell Ukrainian souvenirs. For example, Eneida art salon, named in honor of famous poem of Ukrainian writer Ivan Kotlyarevsky, offers Ukrainian arts and crafts for any taste. Here visitors can find paintings, ceramics, jewel boxes and jewelry, goods made of glass, wood, bronze, stone. This is a place to buy authentic Ukrainian crafts such as pysankas and Petrykivka paintings.
Address: 32, Bolshaya Arnautska Street
Ladniye Chudesa (“Graceful miracles”)
Ladniye Chudesa is a good example of Odesa handmade shop with Ukrainian souvenirs. This shop presents a wide range of handmade gifts and souvenirs, produced with various techniques such as decoupage, fusing, lamp work, hand painting. Ladniye chudesa offers a great assortment of natural stones jewelry, leather accessories, toys, leather and cloth bags, hair accessories and many other interesting things. Here buyers can find authentic Ukrainian souvenirs, such as motanka dolls.
Address: 3/4 Grecheska square, Aphina trade center, 1st floor
Cactus is another nice spot to buy pretty souvenirs. The slogan of this shop is “Thousands of souvenirs” - and it doesn't lie. Cactus shop sells everything – décor elements, interior features, crockery and even furniture. Here you can find nice little things such as photo frames, key holders, wine accessories, shot glasses, cups, candy boxes, decorative figures, aroma lamps, flowerpots, all kinds of toys and many other cute and useful stuff. Game lovers can buy dominoes or oughts and crosses. Cactus is a place to find any kinds of gifts – beautiful, funny, practical and elegant.
Addresses: 42, Bunina Street; 3A, Chernyakhovsky street; 8/2, Shevchenko Avenue; 1, Nezalezhnosti Square, Panorama center, 2nd floor.
Never forget the best moments with Ukrainian souvenirs in Odesa.
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