The city gardens and park
The city gardens are absolutly beautiful in the summer time. They extend for about 2 km in any direction and include a small planetarium, several rides for children (and adults that enjoy spinning around in circles...). There are people selling toys and cotton candy for the chillin' and beer and popcorn for the old folks. There is a bandstand for live shows and a great little resteraunt called the goldfish (Zolotoy riyba).
- Family Travel
Check out the old underground walkways in the city center. The walls are covered with Mosaics depicting the histroy of Russia and the Soviet Union. Different tunnels have different themes, farming, war, shipping, etc...
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The funkiest museum in Russia???
The little history/art/wax museum in Rostov may be the funkiest little museum I have ever had the pleasure of walking through! I bought a combination package for the whole museum, to see all the exhibits. First was the gold exhibit....To get to the gold exhibit, I was led down a hallway that was lined with old decrepit exhibits from better funded days, including a mammoth skull and some other dinasaur bones. After walking further along we stepped below a staircase and the young lady pulled out a HUGE key and stuck it in the lock of a door. After a few turns of the key and a bit of a problem getting it opened, I was ussered into a a room about the size of a dining room in an average size house. Along the walls were exhibit cases with Amazon jewelry. Not very much of it though. I could have seen it all and walked back out in under 2 minutes, but that seemed as if t might be offensive as they seemed very excited to be shoeing me the exhibit, so I spent a few minutes looking at each exhibit, studdying it thoroughly...After that I went to the regional histroy section. Very informative, expecially the history of cigarette production, including a GIANT cigarette!
A day in Azov
Going to Azov from Rostov is easy, mini busses frequently run from the bus station neat to the Rsotov main railway station. It is about a 30 km's journey.
Azov is now a small town but actually its history goes older than Rostov’s. The town used to be an important fortress of Ottoman Empire in her strongest times and its conquest by Russian Navy and Don Cossacks is an important mile stone in Russian history. For the first time Russian military used navy and it was a step from being a city state to being a world power for Russia. Museum of Azov very well exhibits the historical facts of the region. The first floor is reserved for the remains of ancient animals and people lived around Azov. The most remarkable one was a skeleton of a Mammoth. At the second floor there were pieces from nearer history, like crafts from Hellenic people, Ottoman Army uniforms, weapons, then a saloon for Cossack traditional crafts, clothes and etc, and uniforms of armies which fought in the second world war. Then I came to a saloon which in my surprise dedicated to the Armenian claims of Genocide of 1915. What is the relation of a local museum with these events? Why did they not have a saloon for the Muslim and Turkish population who were massacred by Armenian militia in that time? And if this museum is so sensitive to these issues, Why don’t they have other saloons for other massacres which happened in the world are still questions I don’t have the answers.
Azov also has a beautiful river side and remains of the Turkish fortress is also nearby the river side. It is called "Turetski val".
A walk in the river side
Many cafes and restaurants are located in the main boat station which is called "Rechnoi Vokzal". Also you cross the bridge over Don on foot and take a walk in the parks and beaches on the other side. The main cathedral of Rostov can be seen from the river side and there is an open market around this cathedral which you can visit in the day time.
The inscription (on photo)- 15 December 1749 Temernitcky customs has been based here. It has begun the basis of the city of Rostov on Don. This ship you can see this in the street Sadovaya (Garden) close to Train station.
- Historical Travel
- Museum Visits
Rozhdestva Presvjatoj Bogoroditsy's cathedral
This cathedral can be seen when you approach to a city from Krasnodar by car or train. Rozhdestva Presvjatoj Bogoroditsy's cathedral — a cathedral of the Rostov and Novocherkassk diocese in Rostov-on-Don. It is constructed during the period with 1854 on 1860 under the standard project of architect K.A.Tona and it is outwardly similar to its other temples, построенномы under its projects — a temple of the Christ of the Savior in Moscow and this is not remained up to now — Vvedensky a temple of the Semenovsky regiment in St.-Petersburg and the Svjatoduhovsky cathedral in Petrozavodsk.
- Historical Travel
Had a lot of cool artifacts from the many people who have inhabited the Rostov area over the years. I don't know the address, but I think it's on Ul. Bolshaya Sadovaya.
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The first building is Rostov Theater.
The second one is hotel and restoran 'Moskovskiy'.