Rostov is a great city to explore on foot and also has an efficient bus service. Stroll along Pushkin Street, an ornate leafy boulevard lined with cafés and restaurants, stopping to admire the iconic wrought-iron globes which depict scenes from Pushkin’s most famous works, or spend a lively afternoon hitting the amusement park rides and ping-pong tables at scenic October Revolution Park. As night falls, wander along the riverside Embankment before taking in a spectacular show at the Rostov State Opera and Ballet.
The city’s best shopping hub is the Central Market, a huge bazaar where you can haggle for fresh fruit and berries, dried fish and herbs alongside household goods and clothing. The new MegaMAG shopping and entertainment complex offers a more modern retail experience with mainstream brands and a live music arena, while high-end designer labels can be found at upscale department stores like TsUM.
Like most city destinations, Rostov-on-Don boasts an eclectic culinary scene ranging from local delicacies to international flavours. Try expertly prepared Russian and Ukrainian fare at Smetana and fresh grilled fish at Ryba Taverna. Or for a wider variety of cuisines, sample Bavarian classics at German brewhouse Schneider Weisse Brauhaus and juicy speciality burgers at Shtefan Burger.
Rostov-on-Don is home to several high-end hotels. One of the city’s most luxurious rooms is the elegantly decorated Royal Apartment at the Bellagio Rostov, which features a canopied round bed, Jacuzzi, stained-glass windows and plush sofa. Another popular choice is the spacious suites at the Hermitage Hotel.
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