The global trend of industrial locations being transformed into art clusters, didn’t pass Rostov by. A huge ex-factory turned into a Creative Space. The white hangar is home to the first bike rental in the city, small hipster shops and regular art exhibitions and festivals.
Ziferblat chain is an international pay per minute «sitting room» concept, where guests pay for the time spent there, rather than the food. Rostov’s branch of Ziferblat, located right in the heart of the city, is a very popular hang-out for creatives of all kinds. The place hosts yoga and dance lessons, screens films and provides numerous board games to its guests. Tea, coffee and cookies are included in the price per minute paid. Speaking of which, the first hour in Ziferblat will cost ≈$2 and every next hour just around a dollar.
Ex-macaroni factory turned into a modern art cluster — 16th Line gallery or, as the locals call it, Makaronka art center. This place brings together modern art exhibitions, a wine bar and restaurant, a library and lecture room, an open terrace on the roof in the summer and much more. It’s a trendy and vibrant place, with peculiar graffiti works on the way in.
Backyard of the Southern Federal University library
The library building adorns the street, but the most interesting sights are hidden away in the backyard. The flip side of the library resembles an ancient Greek sanctuary, with tall columns stretching into the blue sky. A perfect place for a photoshoot.