The city of Rostov-On-Don is considered to be one of the biggest Russian ports and administrative centres. Rostov stands on the banks of the Don River, not far from the Azov sea, and lies southeast of the East European Plain. Historically, Rostov-On-Don was one of the oldest traditional cities in Russia; the city welcomes and treats all visitors warmly and shares their Don Cossacks stories, trade port traditions, sports events and a special technique of fishing on the banks of the river. At the moment, the administration of the city is getting prepared for a huge number of visitors during the FIFA World Cup 2018. And here are the main things you should now before your arrival for the Russia 2018.
Places to eat in Rostov-On-Don
Rostov-On-Don is a very traditional city of the Russian Federation. The streets have many different restaurants with international cuisines on offer, but we want to focus on the national cuisine of Russia, and Rostov has so much to offer! Visit Onegin Dacha restaurant, located in the historical centre of the city. This classic but contemporary Russian cuisine restaurant was named after Eugene Onegin, one of the most famous Pushkin’s characters. Many delicious local courses are on offer in the restaurant daily and the service is impeccable. All the dishes are elegantly served and portions are quite large. Must visit.
Enterntainment in Rostov-On-Don
Rostov-On-Don offers its visitors many interesting spots to visit during their stay, among them you can find theatres, parks, museums, churches and historical monuments. We highly recommend you visit Rostov City Zoo, located in the central neighbourhood. The zoo occupies around 100 hectares of Rostov land and is considered one of the hugest zoos in Russian Federation.
Interesting facts about Rostov Arena Stadium
The Rostov Arena Stadium is located right on the left bank of the River Don, making access very quick and comfortable. Surrounded by a countless number of restaurants, cafes and other entertainment facilities, this place had attracted visitors from all over the world daily after its final official opening in 2017. The project of the stadium was created especially for the World Cup 2018 and further domestic football games, and it’s a new home for the Rostov FC, the 2014 Russian Cup winners.
Sports bars in Rostov-On-Don to watch the games
The city of Rostov-on-Don is quite famous for its passion for football, its local teams, its stadiums and regular evenings with friends in pubs and bars. Biblioteka Piva offers you the best craft beer in the city, delicious snacks and the biggest flat screens. This contemporary beer spot has reasonable prices and changes the menu depending on season. We highly recommend you to book in advance and check the availability before you visit.
Places to stay at Rostov-On-Don
Prices for the accommodation in Rostov-On-Don are quite affordable. This city is not extremely expensive in comparison with Moscow or Sochi, so if you get manage to book your stay in advance, here’s the best option for your wallet. World renowned Hotel Mercure is located near the Don River embankment, just 15 minutes driving from the stadium of Rostov-On-Don, and it features only the best amenities for the visitors, including unlimited Wi-Fi access for up to eight devices per room, air conditioning, minibar, satellite TV options and traditional Russian and French restaurants along with a bar on the ground floor.