One may quite consider this city in the south of Russia as one of the most picturesque one. Special energy is given to it by the people of various nationalities who lived there since the time of the foundation of Rostov-on-Don, as well as the other towns merged with it.

Rostov-on-Don is quite justifiably called the southern capital of Russia. The city was founded in 1749 in the time of the Russian Empire strengthening its positions in the Black Sea region. The Empress Catherine II had the Temernitskaya Customs House built there, which made this city the key outpost of Russia in the south.

Although Rostov-on-Don is only 260 years old it became the only city with the population of over a million people in the Southern Federal Region, even though in the immediate vicinity of the city there are much older cities. For example, nearby Azov was founded in 1067 (it is already over 945 years). In the course of several centuries the now small quiet town city was the place of bloody wars between the Russian and Turks. And the city of Nakhichevan, founded by the Armenian a century earlier than Rostov-on-Don, was swallowed by the city at all.

Among the interesting landmarks, you can name the Tractor Theater. In 1930-35 Gorky Drama Theater was built in Rostov. And it was built in shape of a giant crawler tractor. The building was mentioned in many books for the history of architecture (and even was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records), as a bright example of Soviet architectural constructivism.

If you don’t want to see the masterpiece of Soviet constructivism, you can go directly to the Don Embankment. Probably, this is the main place where everyone can in full feel the atmosphere of Rostov-on-Don.

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In the evening the Don river embankment is filled with people who came here to relax and walk
In the evening boats on Don river sail completely filled
Building of City Parlament at Bolshaya Sadovaya street was built in 1899
The Cathedral of the Nativity of Holy Virgin Mary in Rostov-on-Don
Rostov-on-Don. The Drama theatre of Gorky was built in 1935 is a monument of constructivism
Sculpture of a Cossack at the Museum of Don Cossacks Army in Novocherkassk
Restaurants, hotels and marinas for boats on the Left Bank of the Don near Rostov
Ataman Palace was built in Novocherkassk in 1861
Military Cathedral is located on the large square of Ermak, the place of the cossaks army assemble
The Old Mill – one of the restaurants of Left Bank of Don
Pokrovsky Park at Bolshaya Sadovaya street in Rostov-on-Don
Sculptures on the Don embankment
A large fountain in the Don river embankment in the evening
Soborny line in Rostov-on-Don is located between Nativity Cathedral and Gorky Park
The Cathedral was built by K.Ton and looks like his cathedrals – the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow
The intersection of Big Sadovaya street and Prospekt Budennogo
The building of the City Bank on Bolshaya Sadovaya street
The monument to the First Cavalry Army in front of the government building of Rostov region
Embankment – a favorite place of walks for all Rostovites
Regional museum on Bolshaya Sadovaya street in Rostov-on-Don
The neck torc of gold, find in Sarmatian Queen Kurgan is the most valuable exhibit of the Museum
Reconstruction of Calaf with Golden ornaments – women`s headgear of the Scythians
Case for a bow and arrow with a gold frame, made by Greek masters in the 4th century BC
The layout of the Azov fortress built by Peter I, at the mouth of Don river in Azov sea
The memorial of the Second World war on the Theatre square in front of the drama Theatre
Musical theater in Rostov-on-don, Bolshaya Sadovaya street, was built as a grand piano
Old pier on the Left Bank of Don
Redut of St.Alexander Nevsky was formerly part of the Dmitri Rostov fortress