As soon as Rostov-on-Don is not called: “Rost-Angeles”, “Combine Capital of Russia”, “Gate of the Caucasus”, “Rostov-papa”, “Azov Liverpool”, “Merchant City”. The city generously welcomes guests, offering delicious food and entertainment. It is here that you can feel the color of the Russian south as well as possible. Since Catherine’s times, significant sights that are of value to the city and Russia have been preserved in Rostov-on-Don. Traces of the history of the North Caucasus and the Don Cossacks are stored here. In addition, the city has its own sea, and within a radius of 20 kilometers from the city there are many lakes that are suitable for swimming. When planning a trip to Rostov-on-Don, rent a car and enjoy the historical and cultural sites of the city and the beauty of the surroundings.
Rostov-on-Don International Airport ( Rostov-on-Don International Airport )
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IATA code: ROV
Location: 8 km from Rostov-on-Don
Official website: http://rnd-airport.ru/
Information: 8 (863) 254-88-10
The following companies provide car rental services at the Rostov-on-Don airport: Hertz, Europcar, Avis. Rental car rental desks are located in the arrivals area. Near the airport there is a short-term parking (the first 15 minutes are free), a free unguarded parking lot and long-term parking (400 rubles per day).
St. Stanislavsky, 58
At the end of the 18th century, a shrine stood on the site of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which was burned to the ground by a lightning strike. Soon a wooden temple was erected, which a century later completely worn out. Then it was decided to erect a new cathedral, but already a stone one. The work lasted about 5 years. For unknown reasons, during the Soviet era, there was no service, but a zoo. In the 90s. XX century service resumed. Today the temple looks majestic and pompous. It is made in the Russian-Byzantine style, and in terms of the shape of a cross. By the way, the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is considered a reduced copy of the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
Having rented a car, go to the embankment of the Don River. This is the most popular holiday destination among tourists and citizens. There are many iconic sculptures, including “Castle Tree”, “Rostovchanka”, “Gregory and Aksinya in the boat”. It is on the promenade that there is an area where festivities are held on holidays. In warm weather, it will be interesting to take a walk here, especially with children, enjoying the weather, monuments and views of the river.
The attention of tourists also deserves Bolshaya Sadovaya Street. Interestingly, the design of the main street of Rostov-on-Don was approved at the end of the XVII century, and active development began in the middle of the XIX century. Since then, little has changed, except that some buildings have changed their appearance. Legendary structures that are worth seeing are preserved to this day. Among them are the City Hall, Margarita Chernova’s House, Moskovskaya Hotel, and the State Bank.
St. Nizhnebulvarnaya, 27
Paramonovsky warehouses are one of the most unusual places in the city. Back in the middle of the XIX century, a warehouse for storing wheat was arranged here, where hundreds of people worked. In addition to wheat, tons of wool, coal, and food were stored here. Such a turn made Rostov a major economic center of the Russian Empire. Rumor has it that Maxim Gorky himself worked here and he described the difficult working conditions in several of his works. Over time, the warehouses were abandoned. Nature prevailed over technology: the brick walls are slowly falling apart, and from them springs beat, which in places resemble waterfalls. The place is popular with photographers and artists.
St. Zoological, 3 http://www.zoopark-rostov.ru/
To have a good time with children, rent a car and go to the zoo, which is considered one of the largest in Russia. Here are collected more than 5000 animals, 105 of which are listed in the Red Book. Here you can see lions, giraffes, tigers, pygmy hippopotamus, bezoar goat. Interestingly, animals are also raised in the zoo. There are all conditions for breeding Siamese crocodiles, Bennett kangaroos, flamingos and cranes. In addition, the zoo has a section of the terrarium and aquarium.
Aksai, pos. Berdanosovka, st. Grushevskaya, 8
The first interesting place in the vicinity of Rostov-on-Don is the Customs outpost, located a 30-minute drive away. Here you can visit the exposition “Customs Service on the Don in the 18th Century”, which is located in underground rooms. In addition, it will be interesting to visit the open-air museum located in the Mukhina beam. Untouched steppe vegetation has been preserved here; some species are listed in the Red Book. Nearby there is an exhibition of agricultural implements that were actively used at the beginning of the 20th century. On this territory the festival “Fill with music of the heart” is regularly held. In the warm season, on the equipped territory, you can enjoy the birds singing and the murmur of the Maly Log stream.
Having rented a car, go on an excursion to the city of Starocherkassk, which is considered the capital of the free Don Cossacks. Most of the buildings belong to the period of the XVII-XVIII centuries, so sightseeing will be interesting for both children and adults. Well preserved to this day: the Ataman Palace of Danila Efremov, a stone cathedral (the first on the Don), a tent-bell tower, Cossack courtyards. Stepan Razin was born and began his first rebellion here. In one of the cathedrals there are still shackles in which he was sent to be executed. After sightseeing and walking around the city, stop by one of the theme cafes. Half a day is enough to plunge into the history of the Cossacks.
Often Novocherkassk is called “little Paris”, and all due to the fact that the features of urban planning, streets and architecture are very similar to each other. The road lies through picturesque surroundings: small villages and the old road. The first thing you will see at the entrance to the city is a brightly painted triumphal arch, which, by the way, is not the only one in the city. Arriving in Novocherkassk, immediately go to the central park. Here is the Ataman Palace, which was considered the residence of all atamans of the Don Army and a memorial to the events of 1962.
Few people know, but just 30 kilometers from Rostov-on-Don there is an ancient city that dates back to the III century BC. Now there is a museum-reserve where you can see the monuments of culture and history, dating back to the Paleolithic era. Archaeological excavations here began at the beginning of the 19th century, during which an ancient settlement was discovered. Later, it was possible to find human remains, which, as scientists have determined, belong to the Indo-European language group. The main tourist sites in Tanais are the Buttercup Fortress, the Tanais Necropolis, Kamennaya Balka, the artist’s estate museum, an agricultural production estate. It will also be interesting to visit the astronomical observatory and the island of Ternovoy.
If you travel by rental car and love not only architectural sights, but also beautiful landscapes, go on a short trip to the Manych River, which is still navigable to this day. It is distinguished by numerous tributaries, in addition, reservoirs are located along its length. Walking along the shores, you will be able to meet a pink pelican, a wild goose, a red-throated goose. For lovers of fishing there is a real expanse: the catch is always rich and diverse. Often you can catch perch, pike perch, pike, catfish, grass carp.
St. Socialist, 166/38 https://vk.com/baget_pashtet
Baguette Pate is suitable for any occasion. You can go here for delicious coffee and desserts to dine with business partners or to sit with a glass of wine with friends. If you celebrate an important event, be sure that you will certainly be served a surprise from the establishment. Here it is worth trying the pate of duck and salmon, pasta, cherry strudel. Master classes are regularly held that turn into a fascinating action. The atmosphere in the institution is cozy and calm. The staff is always attentive to all visitors, and the dishes are beyond praise. Baguette-Pashet is the place that is doomed to become loved after the first visit.
St. Beregovaya, 16A http://www.goodrestaurants.ru/restaurant-pirs.html
Restaurant Pier is considered one of the best solutions for a meal in the warm season. It is located on the city's waterfront, just a few minutes drive from the center. A picturesque view of the Left Bank opens from the deck of the establishment. Here you can taste dishes from national and Uzbek cuisine. Open kitchen with barbecue and tandoor, allows you to cook shurpa with lamb, spicy lagman, juicy skewers. In addition to the main dishes, you will be offered author's confectionery and homemade soft drinks.
45 Chekhov Ave. http://www.goodrestaurants.ru/restaurant-onegin.html
Want to immerse yourself in the charm of Russian classics? Restaurant Onegin Cottage is perfect. If you are traveling in a rented car, leave it in the parking lot and go to enjoy delicious food and a unique atmosphere. The interior is stylized as an old mansion, which is decorated with a fireplace and a library. As early as 9 a.m., the staff of the establishment greets guests with fresh croissants, snails and buns. At lunch, you will be fed borsch with beef, potato pancakes with pike caviar, veal cheeks. For dinner, light salads and a wine list are offered.
St. Suvorov, 75 http://drago.gidm.ru/
At Drago SteakHouse you will plunge into the atmosphere of Serbia. The owner of the establishment often personally meets guests, makes pleasant compliments in the form of treats. The atmosphere here reigns cozy and calm. Steaks and fruit drinks are beyond praise. When ordering, it is better to check with the waiters the portion size, some dishes are best ordered for two. It is better to book a table for the evening in advance. This place is suitable for a family dinner or for a banquet.
St. Krasnoarmeyskaya, 168/99
For a late dinner, head to Macau's restaurant. The Asian cuisine on the menu will not leave anyone indifferent. Try rolls, baked crab phalanges, Peking duck, Belgian draft beer. The institution employs exclusively competent staff. Each professionally performs his job. The chef has a creative approach to the decoration of dishes, so each time with a sinking heart one has to expect what will happen this time.
St. Malinovskogo 17ZH
8 (863) 290-06-00 http://hotel7nebo.ru/ double room - from € 43
If you are looking for a budget accommodation option, opt for the Seventh Heaven Hotel. If you stay here in the warm season, you can visit the water park and pool, equipped near the hotel. For guests at the rental car will be free parking. The advantage of the hotel is that there are rooms for any wallet and occasion. “Seventh Heaven” is suitable for both business trips and family vacations.
St. 50th Anniversary of Rostselmash, 7в
8 (863) 227-80-46 https://bellagiorostov.ru/ double room - from € 55
It is especially convenient to stay in Bellagio if you do not want to stay in the center and subsequently stand in numerous traffic jams. The hotel is also a 10-minute drive from the airport. Even if you arrive late at night, you will be met here, they will help you to quickly settle in and pour a chilled white semisweet. The rooms are clean and comfortable, there is everything for a comfortable stay. The interior is tastefully designed, without unnecessary items cluttering up the rooms.
St. Kumzhenskaya, 2a
8 (863) 305-04-14 http://donrosha.ru/ double room - from € 65
Park Hotel “Don Grove” is the ideal solution for those who like to relax away from the city bustle, enjoying the beauty of nature. It offers both standard rooms and luxury apartments. The rooms are made in pastel colors, which gives the impression of calm and tranquility. Breakfast is organized in buffet style. The luxurious interior of the restaurant and the signature dishes of the chef will not leave anyone indifferent. Car parking is provided for tourists on rented cars; those traveling without a car can book a transfer.
St. Entrance, 55
8 (863) 208-09-09 http://nadezda-don.ru/hotel double room - from € 50
Park Hotel Nadezhda is the right place to improve your health or stay on business. The hotel offers medical services (for an additional fee you can seek advice from qualified doctors), in addition, you can visit the bathhouse, pool, gym. The hotel has a walking area with flowers and fountains. The rooms in Nadezhda are comfortable and spacious, equipped with everything necessary. Breakfast is varied and delicious.
St. Ulyanovskaya, 58
8 (863) 200-10-12 http://www.donkihot.ru/ double room - from € 58
The advantage of the Don Quixote hotel is its convenient location. Whether you will be traveling from Moscow or the Crimea, it will be conveniently located here. The promenade is a 5-minute walk, and the main streets are 20 minutes away. The windows overlook the Don, the rooms are spacious and comfortable, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The staff responds quickly to all requests. By the way, if you forget some thing in the hotel, you will definitely be sent it by mail.
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