The border between Europe and Asia
In 1961 the International Geographical Congress declared Rostov-on-Don the geographical border between Europe and Asia. To see the unmarked, yet peculiar border sign, marking the right bank as European, while leaving the left in Asia, go to the river embankment, up the bridge, to the top floor of the store called “Tikhiy Don”.
The first Russian civil radio station
Who invented the radio, Popov or Marconi? Whatever your answer is, check out the small blue building with a rotunda on the left bank of the river while walking along the embankment. Here, the famous inventor and physicist Alexander Popov and his team built the first civil radio station in Russia, and, perhaps, the world.
Open-air graffiti gallery
The street gallery of graffiti called the 16thLINE is in the Nakhichevan district, on the right river bank. You’ll see even more street art on the territory of a former pasta factory and a bomb shelter. A perfect setting for creativity, contemporary art, and a restaurant with original cuisine.
Artist staircase on Pushkinskaya Street
A surprising and charming piece of art in the entrance hall of a 100-year old residential house. Back in time, the entire staircase was decorated with paintings. You can still see the remains of its former splendor on the third floor. Unexpected beauty in a trivial place!
A man-made forest with wild boars
Take a walk in Shchepkinsky forest, not far from the “Rostov Sea” water reservoir. This piece of wilderness used to be a park at the beginning of the 20th century, when it was planted. Nowadays, it’s a great place for recreation, as well as photo and yoga sessions. However, beware of wild boars that still wander about!