Rostov-on-Don city break guide

Why go?

Rostov-on-Don has a specific unique outlook because of its rich historical and cultural heritage. The region near the mouth of the Don River played an important commercial and cultural role from ancient times.

Where go?

The city is rich in places to see: 482 architectural monuments (16 monuments of history and culture of federal importance), 70 archaeological monuments, 8 large memorial complexes, 106 monuments, and about 400 memorial plaques.Walk down Bolshaya Sadovaya Street, the main street of the city, it is one of the oldest and most beautiful streets of Rostov-on-Don.The building of the Rostov Academic Drama Theater named after Gorky, constructed in the form of a tractor, is the masterpiece of constructivism. The model of the theater is kept in the British Museum in London, the UK.The botanical garden of Southern Federal University, covering an area of about 160 hectares, is one of the largest in Russia.

Know before you go!

Currency: Ruble
Telephone code: Rostov-on-Don has telephone code – 863 (prefixed by 00 7 if dialing from abroad). Codes must be used and prefixed by an 8 - so 8- 863 2 1234567, for example, then the number
Time difference: +3 hours (GMT)
Weather: Summer: around 25 °C (77 °F) winter: around −3 °C (27 °F)