Attractions of Rostov the Great


Lake Nero/ Rostov

Rostov the Great


Rostov the Great is the oldest of all the cities of the Golden Ring of Russia. Therefore, there are a lot of historical sights here. This is primarily due to the fact that here is the most ancient diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church: monasteries, churches and the main attraction of Rostov – the metropolitan house, the residence of Iona Sysoyevich. Interesting places associated with the princely, secular power remained less: the remains of the prince’s court, earth fortress. In Rostov, on Lake Nero, Peter I was thinking of starting to build a fleet, it did not work, and nothing survived. Hence the origin of the Russian university, Grigoriev’s gate, also did not survive, only the church of the 17th century Gregory the Theologian reminds us of this now. But the late Rostov of the 18th and 19th centuries is a merchant of Rostov, and much has come down to it today. This is primarily a civilian development of the 18th, 19th centuries. From 17 – the beginning of the 18th century there were few. And there were very few houses of the 17th century. They are easily recognizable by their oblique position on the streets of Rostov. This is due to the fact that the modern city plan was developed in the second half of the 18th century, and these houses were built earlier and preserved.

Rostov Orthodox – Metropolitan House, Assumption Cathedral, Spaso-Yakovlevsky and Avraamiev Monasteries.

Rostov merchant – civil buildings, theater, manors, gymnasium. On the same day, you can see the churches of Rostov: John the Most Merciful, John the Theologian on the Ishna River (the only wooden church of the 17th century in the Yaroslavl Region), the Varnitsky Monastery.

Rostov ancient, secular – Princes’ yard, Earth fortress.

All this has excursions, many books have been written. In one day it is impossible to cover everything at once to a tourist, and you need to devote at least a minimum of 3 days to it. There is also Rostov epic, connected with the ancient Finno-Ugric tribe of Meria and the Russian hero Alyosha Popovich. And still there is Rostov wooden or Wooden lace of Rostov. This is a unique platbands on the wooden houses of the city. There are more than 300 of them. All of them are different and none is repeated.

All the facets of the history of ancient Rostov are reflected in our excursion “Rostov – Russian Helicopter”. The duration is 45-60 minutes.

Rostov the Great. How to relax and what to do?

Almost all the museums of the city work until 5 pm. And what to do in the evening? If you consider that Muscovites come to the city after 12 o’clock and to 17 o’clock watch the museum “Rostov Kremlin”. If they immediately leave the city, then we can safely say that they did not see the city. So, what to do in the evening in Rostov the Great?

After 17 hours in the city are open:

  • Art Gallery “Khors”
  • Some monasteries
  • Walks on the lake Nero on boats or snowmobiles
  • Some restaurants
  • Hotels.

At this time you can walk along the old streets of the city, ride a snowmobile or a boat, see a collection of junk, walk along the ramparts, shoot from the bow and crossbow, steam in a bath in black. You can devote an evening of the exhibition of modern Rostov enamel Mikhail Selishchev in the gallery “Khors”.

The Rostov land is also famous for fishing on Lake Nero and hunting in the surrounding forests.

If you have a desire to take part in any of the above, you can safely contact us.

Rostov the Great. Why do tourists go to Rostov the Great?

Why is Rostov attractive for tourists? As you know in all guidebooks in Rostov there are 3 main attractions: the tinkles, the Kremlin, Rostov enamel – listen, see, buy. But in our time it’s not necessary to go far for this. Everything can be done at home. But Rostov is definitely something attractive, he pulls like a magnet with his epic atmosphere of Russian antiquity and primordiality, the desire to touch the roots, the origins. What can not be done without coming to Rostov. “Here is the Russian spirit, here Rus smells.”

And now let’s see where you can touch in Rostov to antiquities.

  • The place where Alyosha Popovich lived, the epic Russian hero.
  • The prince’s court, his remains.
  • Abraham’s monastery, the very first Orthodox monastery.

Here, perhaps, and all the pre-Mongol, that survived. Do they see the tourists? More likely no than yes. And what do they see? This is the house of Metropolitan Jonah Sysoyevich. A magnificent ensemble of the second half of the 17th century. The place where the film “Ivan Vasilievich changed his profession” was shot. This suggests the conclusion that the whole modern mythology of ancient Russia and Rostov the Great is built on this film. And it does not matter that from a historical point of view, everything is not so, it is important that for the most part the antiquity of Muscovy is the Metropolitan House of Ivan Sysoyevich, better known as the GMZ Rostov Klimil. The mythology of history and history itself as usual diverge. In the memory of the people there is usually only a myth and a popularly loved film, to the place of shooting which many tourists are eager for.

What can be done cheaply in Rostov the Great from the heart?

  • To sleep! Here it is very good to sleep in old merchants’ houses.
  • Try the Russian cuisine.
  • Admire the beauty of the ensemble “Rostov Kremlin”.
  • Admire the lake Nero.
  • To get acquainted with the modern art of enamelling in the gallery “Khors”.

Where in Rostov delicious and inexpensive to eat?

  • Cafe “Alyosha Popovich” and “Appetite”.
  • Why it is convenient to stop in Rostov, when you travel on the Golden Ring by car?
  • Rostov the Great is located in the center of the Golden Ring, so from here it is convenient and quick to get to any city of the Golden Ring.
  • Accommodation prices are lower than in most cities of the Golden Ring.

Is there a fish in the lake Nero?

Lake Nero is a flowing lake in the Volga River basin. Therefore, it is found both lake and river fish: pike-perch, pike, perch, tench, crucian carp, ruff, rudd, and scallop. Important! Fish spawn in May. Fishing is allowed only from the shore on a fishing pole with a float. Also, at this time, any navigation on the lake is prohibited.

What needs to be seen in Rostov the Great for the first time in 1 hour?

The Rostov Kremlin.

What is the most interesting thing to see in Rostov the Great for 1 day?

The Rostov Kremlin for 3 hours. Handicraft Sloboda 1 hour, Art Gallery “Khors” 0,5 hours, Lake Nero 0,2 hours.

How to listen to the famous Rostov ringing in Rostov the Great?

The belfry of the Assumption Cathedral of Rostov the Great belongs to the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church. Therefore, you need to contact the abbot of the temple. It is best to come to Rostov for Easter. Then you will definitely hear the bells during the procession, and on Sunday afternoon, according to the old Russian tradition, you can still hit the bell yourself.

Is there a real Russian sauna in Rostov the Great in black?

Yes, there is in the center of the city on the shore of Lake Nero a real Russian bath in black. It is modeled after the Karelian bath. It is heated with birch firewood for 3-4 hours. You can parry the four of you. Phone number +7 (962) 209-06-05.

Is there a great horse in Rostov? Can I ride a horse?

There is one horse in the city, on which you can ride in the “stroller”.

There is a eco park “AKULOVO” near Rostov, where horses are bred and you can ride on top of the phone. + 7 (910) 812-33-99

How best to photograph the architectural ensemble of the Metropolitan House in Rostov the Great – the Rostov Kremlin?

If you view the photographs of Rostov the Great, from the very first to the modern ones, the ensemble of the Metropolitan House will, among other things, take the first position. Photos a huge number. If you look closely, it turns out that there are 5-10 top-end places where all photos were taken. But the best among them may not be. Why? On what grounds can we judge the quality of photographs of the Kremlin?

Weather, the state of nature, light, lighting. Experienced photographers specially come for a few days to catch the appropriate light.

The ensemble of the Kremlin has a lot of towers and churches. It is important to catch a certain foreshortening, a point where the uniqueness of this ensemble will be conveyed as much as possible. Tourists arriving for 1-2 days do not see this, so they do not take pictures. They do not see it because few of them go to the embankment, sail on a boat in the summer, and in winter leave on the ice. Meanwhile, the architects during the construction of the Kremlin were guided by the lake, building a facade in this direction. Only from the lake you can catch a viewpoint and feel this fantastic aspiration into the sky of the multicolored Rostov temples. Only wandering along the ice of the lake, you will be able to catch your unique foreshortening. Pay attention to how the entire architectural composition changes with the departure, and gradually the domes of the Assumption Cathedral begin to play the main theme! Beauty!


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