Rostov-na-Donu Travel Guide

  • Rostov-na-Donu
    by JuliaMac
  • Things to Do
    by JuliaMac
  • Rostov-na-Donu
    by JuliaMac

Rostov-na-Donu Things to Do

  • Temernitcky customs

    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.

  • Rozhdestva Presvjatoj Bogoroditsy's...

    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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • museum

    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.

  • 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...


Rostov-na-Donu Hotels

  • Congress Hotel Don Plaza

    115 Bolshaya Sadovaya Ulitsa, Rostov-na-donu, EU,

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Rostov-na-Donu Restaurants

  • A place you can't miss: ZIFERBLAT!

    Ziferblat ³s à free space where everyone ³s open ànd friendly. ²t has à cozy home environment, where yîu w³ll be treated tî delicious tea, fresh coffee ànd sweets while delighted by lectures, interesting discussions, concerts ànd îther cultural events. Ziferblat is the perfect place to spend time, meet friends, learn something new, share...

  • A place you can't miss! Ziferblat Rostov

    Ziferblat is definitely a place you can't miss when you are in Rostov!An anticafe with a home style environment where everything you drink and eat is for free! In Ziferblat you will be delighted with a huge variety of coffee, tea and sweets and you can spend the time there enjoying the concerts, movies or any other activity that might be happening...

  • Best Caucasina Food I have eaten !

    I just found this cosy place by chance and they served excellent food with reasonable price. Attitude of the waiter girls were very nice and helpful.

  • another McDonald's

    There's another McDonald's on Ul. Bolshaya Sadovaya in downtown Rostov. In the picture, Ronald is pointing the way to the McDonald's on B. Sadovaya.

  • Russian food

    The name of this restaurant means "fiddle sticks" in English. It is a small chain of restaurants in the major cities all over Russia. The decorations in Yolki Palki are peasant style tools and various decorations on the walls. They serve many traditional Russian dishes like borsch, pelmeni, kotleti and a lot more.

  • The Shashlik Place

    This place serves and prepares Shashlik, the Russian answer to bar-b-que. It is grilled over a loooonnnnnggg fire and smells (and tastes) fantastic. You can get beef, chicken, sturgeon and possibly other types as well. It is priced by weight. You can bring your own beverages, adult or otherwise. Seating is outside, so if you are here in the winter,...


Rostov-na-Donu Nightlife

  • Ths shashlk place again!

    The dancing and live shows make this a GREAT place to spend a summer evening! For more info, see the reseraunt section! Casual.

  • Russian people enjoy the night...

    Russian people enjoy the night life. Probably, they are more 'family people' than Europeans. They adore sauna (I couldn't say that I've enjoyed: heat and after cold water, and this whiping my back with the birch (or oak, or eucaliptus) besom ;-(But if you can meet these singers, you would enjoy the music made of their Slavic souls.

  • Rostov-na-Donu Hotels

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Rostov-na-Donu Transportation

  • Get Azov from Rostov International...

    That's no problem.If you are going to use public transport taxi,would cost about $25 from Rostov one way.From airport prices are doubled. There are small shuttle buses from Voroshilovsky street in Rostov to Azov.Would you ask people in Voroshilovsky street in Russian: MNYE NUZHNA MARSHRUTKA DO AZOVA(I look for a shuttle bus to Azov}. Russian vans...

  • Get Azov from Rostov International...

    Hi,GorkemI am actually living in Azov now.If you are looking for some info about that region,you can find that at my homepage tips,just click them.I do not think you'll have a lot of custom problems if you are normal traveler but no smuggler.Custom officers never speak English at Rostov-na-Donu airport,that's true.Maybe you know,Azov was one of...

  • Roads!!!How to describe them?...

    Roads!!!How to describe them? For European guy, it's crazy!!!You have to stop at the police posts in the entrances and on the highway and even to go outside of the car! It can be 2x3 ways road, but speed limit is 40km/hr afte the post, and of course, radar-control. But you can negociate (I know it!!!!!!)In the cities, even if the street is large,...


Rostov-na-Donu Shopping

  • the store with everything

    O'KEI is a big store that reminded me a lot of Walmart in the US. The one in Rostov was built in Jan. of 2006, and it's the only store like it around the area. It has pretty much everything like food, dishes, clothes, books, cosmetics, etc. and it also has a couple of small stores in it that are seperate businesses like a flower shop, music store,...

  • chapka

    on the 1r floor it s possible to buy military and police elementsi tried chapka and boat a police cap Chapka!!!

  • market

    There are many markets around Rostov. Some of them have foods like fruits, vegetables and fish, some have school books, and some have everything from clothes to music and food. You can find many good deals at the local markets.


Rostov-na-Donu Local Customs

  • 10. Armenian wedding in Rostov... Crying...

    And now , dear Sirs and Madams , let me introduce you this man. There were three musicians on the first part of wedding - duduk ( an armenian flute ) , accordion and him - he was a drummer ... Armenian drum called `dhol` , so he was `Dholchi`. When they took the bride away from her house , the musicians started to play some compassionate melody ,...

  • 18. Armenian wedding in Rostov . ...

    This is the Armenian dance , calling Khochari , it reminds me Greek Khasapiko .But in Khochari one man with a shawl in his hand must lead the women ( just like on pic ) or men... What Dholchi made at that time ! Wish you were here !

  • 19. Armenian wedding in Rostov . ...

    Armenak is the real profi ! Hi makes his dhol not only crying , but laughing too...Close to him is the brother of famous champion fighter Samurgashev


Rostov-na-Donu Warnings and Dangers

  • Mission Impossible: exchanging dollars...

    Things which you consider are the easiest in the world can turn into a disaster in Russia,like exchaning your Dollars to Rubles. In many banks I was given back my dollars for stupid reasons,like a mark by a pencil in the corner or a seal put on by another bank. In my third dya I discovered city bank.If you don't want to get upset or to be treated...

  • Corrupt customs workers

    The time my plane arrived at Rostov me and some of the Turkish citizens were first told we had a problem with our visa. For about 2-3 hours we lived something like Tom Hanks movie terminal. While I was reading the airport regulations in Russian a man called me. He asked about some 100 questions from my university degrees to my job and wrote them...

  • In this country you can have...

    In this country you can have many dangers. The first is the roads : terrible and driving without rules!!!The second is police: but you could negociate with them. The third is Gipsies and Asians: they beg money and cheat....Attention!!! Visual illusion. Sorry LENIN! No, no, you don't need vodka to see this!!! He is OK full face, but he looks a...


Rostov-na-Donu Off The Beaten Path

  • houses

    Besides all the apartment buildings, Rostov has quite a few houses too. Be sure to take a look down some of the neighborhood dirt roads!


    TANAIS –(TAHAéC)WONDERFUL historical place!!! It's name goes on the Amazon leader's son, who was drowned in the river. Later Hellens gained the upper hand over them (Amazones), and embarked them to the ships. Amazones captured the ships and came to Meotide (modern Azov sea). In the steppes they met th Skiths, nomadic tribles. So, from the marriage...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Rostov-na-Donu Sports & Outdoors

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    by Rachbel Written Jul 24, 2006

    There are a couple of places to go bowling in Rostov, including this one, "Polyarnaya Stantsiya" (Polar Station). All of the people who worked here wore outfits that looked like they were serving in a 50's diner or something. They had a menu on the table with a bunch of desserts and many kinds of sushi.

    Polar Station

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    But then I put you in good spirits !

    by vodolaz Updated Aug 2, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Fondest memory: When we went to this Armenian wedding , ( me , my wife , my mother-in-law , my wife`s sister and her little daughter ) , we catched a car with young driver and asked him to drive us to our destination.
    Little girl took her place on the back seat , and just I put my back close to the driver on the front seat , he pushed his accelerator down , and my wife with her mum and sister stayed on their own...
    I asked immediately : " Didn`t we forget to do something ? "
    He stopped his car , turned away and said :
    " Oh , yeah , we forgot to close back door ! "

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