The best sights of the Rostov region
The Rostov Region, the birthplace of the Don Cossacks, an attractive tourist region of the country, and the capital of the region, Rostov-on-Don, has long been considered the Northern Gateway of the Caucasus. Many of the sights of the cities of the Rostov region include a number of interesting monuments of architecture and history, are classics of world and Russian art. To see firsthand the main part of the objects significant for the region, a lot of time is needed, but even a review of some of them allows us to lift the curtain of the historical past of the Don Region.
Novocherkassk. Ascension Cathedral
One of the most significant sights of the Rostov region is Voznesensky Cathedral in Novocherkassk. He is the third largest building after the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow and St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Ascension Cathedral - a historical monument of the Don Cossacks, which was founded and consecrated on the day of the founding of the city, in May 1805,on Ascension Day. Initially, the cathedral was made of wood, and only after 6 years began to build a stone building. The plan of the cathedral was altered three times, each time refining.
The interior picturesque interior in the Byzantine style makes a solemn impression. The floors and the iconostasis are made of marble, and on the walls are paintings depicting scenes of the fighting exploits of the Cossacks. Gilded domes shine and attract the eye when exposed to sunlight. It is a temple on a hill, which offers an artistic natural landscape. The historical monument of the Orthodox Church is striking in its beauty and grandeur. Photos of the sights of the Rostov region clearly confirms this statement.
Aksai Military History Museum
Despite the seeming provinciality, in the city of Aksai of the Rostov region, sights are almost at every step: historical monuments, original architectural ensembles, ancient fortresses and ancient estates, large cathedrals and small churches, landscape parks and nature reserves.
On the territory of the nature reserve "Mukhina Balka" is located the military-historicalThe complex is a landmark, full of ridiculous rumors and confusing facts about its past activities. The open-air exposition of military equipment of the last century is presented, looking at which you can study the history of military operations and feel the strength and power of machines. Also attracts tourists large-scale territory with tunnels and underground corridors, with a guide, you can even go inside.
Museum complexes characterizing different historical periods are located nearby: the customs post of the 18th century and the post station of the 19th century. And if you climb the height of the log, you can admire the picturesque panorama of the surroundings.
Volgodonsk. Museum "Cossack hut"
The Volgodonsk Museum "Cossack Hut" in the village of Krasnoyarsk, where you can learn about the history of the life of Don Cossacks, their way of life and crafts, are among the historical sights of the Rostov region. He is about 200 years old. The museum exhibits unique exhibits: Cossack clothing, ceremonial Cossack clothing, 19th century monastic sewing, family icons, weapons, decorations, carpets. Samples of blacksmith, pottery and carpentry crafts, which were engaged in the village.The house-museum itself is also unique in its decoration and architecture. Over each door carved canopies, carved trim.
Museum "Cossack hut" is very popular among guests and residents. Ethnographic holidays are held on the territory, which temporarily return to those ancient times.
Every year, in spring in the village of Veshenskaya there is a celebration dedicated to the memory of MA Sholokhov. Here in 1984, in the two-story manor house of post-war construction, where the Sholokhov family once lived, a museum was created - a landmark of the Rostov region. Visiting this place, imagine the atmosphere in which the great writer lived and worked. Many of the exhibits in the house are preserved intact. On the territory there is a garage with cars, which the writer himself used. Sometimes they are shown on public display, holding exhibitions. Not far from the manor in the family cemetery are the graves of Sholokhov and his wife.
Botanical Garden SFU
A favorite resting place of residents and guests of the city of Rostov is the Botanical Garden - one of the largest gardens in Russia, covering an area of over 200 hectares. Founded in 1927, today it is a major educational, information and resource center, which is a specially protected landmark of the nature of the Rostov region.The collection of flora is almost 6,500 species, among them trees, shrubs, and grassy plants. Optionally, you can take a tour and not just admire the rare collections of flowers, tropical plants and even insects, but also listen to interesting stories about the appearance of different species and varieties.
On the territory there is a mineral spring named after Seraphim of Sarov.
Shop and Chekhov's House
When listing the sights of the Rostov region, it is impossible not to note the objects of cultural heritage associated with the name of the classic of world literature A. P. Chekhov. In the very center of Taganrog, there are museums "Chekhov's Shop" and "Chekhov's House", which you should definitely visit while in the city. The writer's family worked in the shop tirelessly, and when the trade went successfully, it became possible to build a house nearby. Now hanging above the entrance is the same as then the signboard listing the range of products offered. In the museum-shop all the old interior is preserved: counters, scales, goods of that time. Some personal belongings of A.P. Chekhov and his family are also presented here. Today, visitors can buy in the shop elite varieties of coffee and tea, as well as memorable souvenirs.
A visit to the museum "House of Chekhov" will help to plunge into the family life.This is a small brick house-outhouse, whitewashed on top. It was only 3 rooms with a porch and a corridor. Back in 1905, a memorial plaque was installed on the house, and in 1924 the first exposition on the life of the great classic was opened. The museum has preserved photographs, documents and household items.
In the city of Taganrog for the writer, his memory is honored. The name of Chekhov is the gymnasium where he studied; the oldest library in the south of Russia, opened in 1876; the theater, which received its name in 1944; Art Museum. Monuments and monuments are installed.
Not every city that stands on a river boasts a beautiful promenade, full of flowers. The embankment along the Don, named after Fyodor Ushakov, today is not just a place of rest for Rostovites, but also a real landmark of the Rostov region. It offers a breathtaking view of the Don River, beautiful at any time of the year. There are many monuments and iconic sculptures: "Rostovchanka", "Castle Tree", "Nakhalenok with Shchukar's grandfather", "Don-Father", "Gregory and Aksinya in a boat" and a monument to the creator of "The Quiet Don" Sholokhov. During holidays, mass festivities are held on the embankment, which only adds to the goodwill of the townspeople.