This ex-industrial building was turned into a trendy contemporary art / educational / alternative shop / office space by a group of local young architects. There’s also a photo studio, a barber shop, and for the real aficionados — the best bike rental in Rostov that’s open all-year-round.
Swerve from the central streets and dive into the quiet sundrenched old districts heading towards the Don River. Peek inside the green courtyards where drying clothes are hanging on the strings, reminding of the Mediterranean. At the end of Bolshaya Sadovaya, find yourself on the embankment of the glorious Don River to watch the ships go by at sunset.
The aged brick ex-tobacco factory was revamped into a co-working and office space, but unless you’re already planning to establish a business in Rostov, come here to check out the line-up of some of the trendiest restaurants, bars and cafes in the city.
This Soviet-era grand cafe has successfully survived the transition to capitalism and still serves a truly delicious and enormous selection of pastries, cakes and sweets. A Rostov landmark and a place to satisfy any sweets cravings.
Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
A grand cathedral in the bustling center of the old Rostov stands for spirituality as the core foundation of the city. The surrounding areas, however, offer all the materialistic pleasures — shops, flea markets, vintage diners and bars.