Marins Park Hotel 3*

Marins Park Hotel 3*

About hotel: Marins Park Hotel is located in the center of Rostov-on-Don, 600 meters from the Rostov-Main railway station. The rooms, suites and studios are decorated in a modern style. The hotel provides a transfer from / to the airport «Rostov-na-Donu».

Adress: Budenovskiy Prospekt, 59, Rostov-on-Don, Russia.In the hotel

374 rooms, lift, restaurant, bar, internet, parking, conference room, family rooms

In rooms

It offers spacious rooms, suites and studios with wooden furniture, air conditioning, cable TV and a private bathroom with bath and hairdryer.

Dining at the hotel

Breakfast — buffet breakfast; Restaurants Menu — Buffet, Menu Service.

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Amaks Hotel 3*

Amaks Hotel 3*

About hotel

This 12-storey hotel is located in the center of Rostov-on-Don, just 10 minutes drive from the airport. The hotel offers comfortable rooms. The hotel «AMAKS» offers accommodation in laconically decorated rooms overlooking the city. Guests can relax and read the newspapers. Attentive staff at the 24-hour front desk are available to answer any questions from guests.

Adress: M. Nagibina prospect, 19, Rostov-on-Don

Telephone number: +7 (863) 231-87-40

Fax: +7 (863) 232-54-27


In the hotel

287 rooms, room-service, lift, restaurant, bar, internet, parking, conference room, luggage storage and much more services.

Each guest in hotel recive services:
1. Breakfast «buffet» (depending on the fare fee)

2.Free high-speed Wi-Fi internet access

3.Wake up to a specific time Using the library.

4.Use of the ironing room

5.Use of luggage storage.

Other services depends of your class of  service.

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About Rostov-on-Don


It is believed that the city of Rostov-on-Don was founded in 1749, when the Russian Empress Elizaveta Petrovna signed a decree ordering the establishment of State Customs at the mouth of the river Temernik. Soon after, a port appeared here, and in 1761 the construction of a military fortress named after St. Dimitriy of Rostov began. The favorable geographical position promoted the economic development of Rostov. By its 100th anniversary, the city had about 15.000 inhabitants, and by 1900 that number exceeded 110,000 people. The economy of Rostov revolved around trade – it was called a merchant city for good reasons. At the beginning of the 20th century, Rostov already had more than 100 companies, about 30% of which were foreign-owned. Prior to 1917 the city held third place in Russia in terms of the volume of foreign trade turnover. At the end of 1930s, the city was among the ten largest cities in the Soviet Union by population size and the level of economic development.

Rostov is included in the heroic chronicles of the Great Patriotic War (World War II) as the city, where the Russian Red Army stopped the defensive and took to the offense. In the plans of the Nazi commanders, Rostov-on-Don was a strategic goal — no wonder Goebbels called it “the Gate to the Caucasus.” Ironically, it was here, in November 1941, at “the Gate to the Caucasus”, that the Wehrmacht suffered its first major defeat. During the Nazi occupation tens of thousands of civilians were shot and tortured, about 50,000 people were taken away into slavery. The city center lay in ruins: theaters, universities, schools and hospitals were blown up and burned down. Of the 270 factories and plants, only six survived. However, thanks to the selfless and dedicated work of the Rostovites, the Don capital was rebuilt from the ruins and became even more beautiful.

In 1970, according to the Decree of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Rostov-on-Don was awarded the Order of Lenin, and in 1982, by a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, the city received the 1-degree Order of the Patriotic War.

In the lead-up to the 63rd anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, Rostov-on-Don was awarded the honorary title «City of Military Glory.» Today Rostov is one of the largest megalopolises in modern Russia, the political, economic, cultural and scientific center in the country’s south, and an important junction of main transportation routes.


The city’s numerous monuments of architecture, archeology, monumental art and military glory, memorable sites and commemorative plaques tell the whole story of Rostov’s long and varied history, from a small village not far from the Temernik Customs House, or the fortress named after St. Dimitriy of Rostov, to modern times. Today, Rostov-on-Don has over 1,000 cultural heritage sites, including 483 architectural heritage-listed buildings, 67 archeological monuments, 125 memorials of monumental art and military glory, and 408 commemorative boards.

The historical center of Rostov is particularly rich in heritage-listed buildings. Among them is the building of the State Duma, created according to the project designed by the academician of architecture A. Pomerantsev and located at 47 Bolshaya Sadovaya St. Also the city has several architectural masterpieces of global importance, including the building of the Academic Drama Theatre named after Maxim Gorky, designed by architects V. Shchuko and V. Gelfreich (it is interesting to note that its miniature is displayed at the British Museum in London). The building of the Rostov Youth Theater by the architect N. Durbakh is over 100 years old – in the past it hosted Nakhichevanskiy Theater. At the end of the 18th century the complex of buildings of the Armenian monastery Surb-Khach was erected according to the project by an outstanding Russian architect I. Starov.

Paying tribute to the past, the Rostovites immortalized in stone and bronze the images of its inhabitants and countrymen who made an outstanding contribution to the history of the Don capital: Maxim Gorky, Mikhail Sholokhov, Martiros Saryan, and Georgiy Sedov.
In the city’s streets, one can also see a lot of urban sculptures. These include the “Citizen” strolling along an avenue, the “Peddler-Merchant” offering his goods to passers-by, the sweet “Flower Girl” with a basket of first violets, “My First Teacher”, “The First-Grader”, and many other small sculptures, which bring joy to city-dwellers and attract visitors’ attention.

An important milestone in the spiritual revival of the people of Rostov was set with the opening of another monument in Sobornaya Square in front of the Central City Cathedral – the monument to the Christian patron sa

int of the city, Saint Dimitriy, Metropolitan of Rostov. Another event of the same scale was the restoration of the bell tower at the Rostov Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin. In 2007 the Pokrov Church was erected in Kirov park, and the monument to the founder of Rostov, Empress Elizabeth II, was restored at its old historical place. In 2009 a statuary group devoted to the founders of the fortress named after St. Dimitriy of Rostov was erected at the intersection of Bolshaya Sadovaya and Krepostnoy streets, and in 2010 the city administration held a grand opening of a memorial in honor of the foundation of Temernik Customs House on the embankment of the River Don.

In 2008 by decree of the President of the Russian Federation, the city of Rostov-on-Don was awarded thehonorary title «City of Military Glory.» to commemorate the courage and heroism of its citizens during the Great Patriotic War (World War II). To celebrate this event a stela monument called “Rostov-on-Don – a City of Military Glory” was built and opened in 2010 on Sholokhov Avenue, near Rostov Airport. Every year on such national holidays as Defender of the Motherland Day (February 23rd),  Victory Day (May 9th),  and City Day, celebrations are held near this monument, bringing together war veterans, schoolchildren and young men, other Rostovites and visitors to the city.


Rostov-on-Don has 220 cultural and art establishments, a number of creative unions, and several national and cultural societies.

At various times many famous writers have lived and worked in the city, including A. Solzhenitsyn, M. Nalbandyan, M. Shaginyan, V. Panova, and A. Fadeev. The city was also home to prominent artists M. Grekov, M. Saryan, and V. Sheblanov; composers and musicians A. Artamonov and K. Nazaretov; and actors Y. Zavadskiy and V. Maretskaya. Rostov-on-Don is the birthplace of the Russian ballerina O. Spesivtseva, the outstanding 20-century singer I.Yurieva, and the famous actor R. Plyatt, holder of the title of People’s Artiste of the USSR,.

Rostov-on-Don is a large educational and scientific center. The city holds third place in the country (after Moscow and St. Petersburg) in the number of higher education establishments. Altogether, 50 institutions of higher professional education can be found here (13 public and 12 private universities, plus 25 regional branches of universities located in other cities); more than 120,000 people study here.

Rostov has 4 working theaters (two of them academic ones) 4 museums, the largest library in the south of Russia – the Don Public Library, a State Circus, the Regional Philharmonic Society, Rostov State Conservatory (Academy) named after S.V.Rakhmaninov, the Rostov branch of St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts, an Arts College, a Culture College, and a number of exhibition halls.

The Rostov Zoo, one of the largest in Europe, has been working in the city for 85 years. This realm of fauna, with a total area of 90 hectares is home to over 5,000 species, including 424 kinds of rare animals, birds and reptiles, over 108 of which are endangered and included in the Russian Red Book. The Botanic Gardens of Rostov State University, with a total area of 161 hectares, are among the largest gardens in the country.

Rostov-on-Don is one of the country’s busiest jazz cities. Here the education in jazz and pop music is among the strongest in the country, due to the efforts made at the beginning of 1980s by the famous “jazz professor” Kim Nazaretov, who opened the Chair of Jazz and Pop Music at the Rostov Conservatory. The unique, one-of-a-kind-in-Russia jazz school, named after K. Nazaretov, has been working in Rostov-on-Don for 18 years.

Art festivals have become a good tradition in Rostov. The city opens its doors to the art forum “The Don Spring”, the theater festivals “Manifest” and “Russian Comedy”, several international jazz festivals, the international festival “Accordeon Plus”, the “Stars of Rostov” – a contest for children and young people performing jazz and pop music – contests of young composers, and other competitions in all genres of popular creative arts.

The most beautiful sights of Rosrov-on-Don

1. Margarita Chernova’s house

The first place of your trip around the Rostov would be Bolshaya Sadovaya Street, where is situated one of the famous sights — Margarita Chernova’s House. This mansion was given by a fan of the famous actress of the XIX century. In all likelihood it  was designed by the architect Nikolai Doroshenko. But for sure, alas, this fact is not known. The gift was truly luxurious: a chic decorated facade and equally gorgeous decoration. Here, on the stage of the reception hall, Fedor Shalyapin performed many times, read poems by Nikolai Gumilev.

With the arrival of the Soviet government mistress — Margarita Nikitichna Chernova- was simply evicted, the house was taken over by the state and was occupied by state institutions. During the war the building was seriously damaged, and by the beginning of the 2000s it was in an emergency condition. However, nowdays the mansion has been restored and restored to old photographs.

2. Bolshaya Sadovaya Street

It is hard to imagin, but in the past Bolshaya Sadovaya Street was the edge of  Rostov. Until the middle of the 19th century, garbage and all kinds of impurities were brought here. But by the beginning of the twentieth century, on both sides of the street, beautiful gardens were already broken, luxury shops and important offices were opened, and tramways were built. People called Bolshaya Sadovaya Street as  «Rostov Nevsky Prospekt», and one of its part — «Rostov Broadway» (for unique buildings that bear the names of their owners).

Nowdays Bolshaya Sadovaya is one of the main streets of the city: there are a lot of important administrative institutions, as well as cultural, historical and architectural sights: the Karapet Chernov income building, the building of the main building of the Southern Federal University, the Martyn Brothers House, the Summer Commercial Club buildings, the Yablokovs Trading House , Monument to the founders of the fortress of St. Dmitry Rostovsky and others. After reaching the Square of Soviets, we turn left and soon find ourselves in front of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin.

3. Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the main temple of the Rostov diocese and in its external architecture is similar to the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It was built according to the standard design of KA. Ton — the founder of the so-called. «Russian-Byzantine style» of temple architecture.

To erect on this very place the church was tried more than one time. For example, the the same named temple here existed at the end of the XVIII century. But not for long time — it was burnt by a lightning strike. And the next attempt failed — the newly built wooden church quickly deteriorated and became worthless. And only in 1860 a stone church was built, which we see today.

In the end 30’s. XX century, the cathedral was converted into a zoo, and then completely adapted for storage. At the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, during the occupation, the temple earned its intended purpose again. After the end of the war, the temple was restored for a long time: repair works, restoration of paintings, reconstruction of interior decoration. In 1999, on the 250th anniversary of the city, the bell tower was restored in its original form. From here, going down the Cathedral Lane, we find ourselves on the Embankment to admiral Ushakov.

4. Embankment to  Admiral Ushakov

Embankment of the Don River, named after the Commander of the Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Fyodor Fedorovich Ushakov — a favorite place for citizens and visitors of the city. It is here that mass festivities and large-scale holidays are held.

The embankment is interesting for its elegant, eye-pleasing design: picturesque flowering flower beds and, of course, numerous sculptural compositions: «Nahalenok» and «Grandfather Shchukar», «Don-Father», «Broken Heart», «Bathing Horse».

5. Theatre Square

Theater square is one of the main squares of the city and one of cultural center of Rostov. There are many important landmarks: the building of the North Caucasus Railway Administration, the memorial «For the liberation of the city from the Nazi invaders» (72-meter stele, girded with tufa with bas-reliefs on the theme of war and decorated with the goddess Nika on one side and a copy of the Order of the Patriotic War War I degrees on the other), as well as an ensemble of fountains, which, by the way, is the largest in Rostov-on-Don. It is rumored that the bold author of the composition endowed the figures of turtles and frogs sitting at the edges of the fountain with features of some mayors. Dominat Square — Rostov Academic Drama Theater named after. Maxim Gorky — deserves special attention.

6. Rostov Academic Drama Theater. M. Gorky

Rostov Academic Drama Theater. Maxim Gorky is one of the oldest in the south of Russia and one of the largest in Rostov-on-Don. Nowdays, the theater has three stages, and its repertoire includes dozens of performances bassed on the works of Russian and foreign classics and modern playwrights. tThe best theatrical collectives of Russia often come here with tours.

Among other things, the theater is interesting for its architecture: in shape it looks like a tractor.  The construction is called a monument to monumental constructivism and even a pearl of Soviet architecture. The mock-up of the building is presented in the Museum of the History of Architecture in London (of Russian buildings only the Moscow Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed was awarded such honor). Then, after walking through the already familiar to us Bolshaya Sadovaya, near the Museum of Local Lore we turn to Sokolov Avenue and soon we find ourselves on one of the most beautiful streets of the city — Pushkinskaya.

7. Pushkinskaya Street

Most of the street is a boulevard, and in 2010 it officially became a park zone. In addition, this is one of the first streets in Russia, which has free Wi-Fi.

The spirit of romance and pacification reigns here: cobbled paths, benches in the shade of dense greenery, numerous cozy coffee houses and restaurants, famous «Pushkin» balls, and of course, the focus of architectural masterpieces and expressive sculptural compositions: the mansions of Suprunov, Eva Spielrein, Paramonov, Vasiliy Kushnaryov, Bostrikinyh, Gavala residential building, the building of the Don State Public Library, the fountain-lira, the sculpture «The Lion and the Squirrel» and other objects that deserve no less attention.

8. The City Duma building

The City Duma building (Town house) is a building in Rostov-on-Don, built in 1899 by the architect A.N. Pomerantsev. One of the main architectural sights of the city. Initially, the building housed the city council and council. In Soviet times in the building of the municipal council of the CPSU. At present the building is occupied by the mayoralty of Rostov-on-Don and the city duma. The building of the City Duma has the status of a monument of architecture of federal significance.

Rafting: Petropavlovka — Alexandrovka-Don.

The length of the route: 65 km.

If you decide to go by car, then in Liski there is a paid parking. You can use the services of the railway. In this case, from. Liski to the place of transfer raft, you can hire a car by yourself, and also ask for help from us, so we arranged for you to transfer to the reception and transfer points of the raft.


Cave Kolybelka (Razbeyok), Kostomarovsky Convent of the Savior Not Made by Hands, Watermill in the village of Kolodezhnoe, windmill in the farm Mill For Stupino, Cretaceous mountains (throughout the journey).

Possible recreation program on the banks of the Don River:
14.00 The village of Petropavlovka. Boarding a raft
14.00-15.00 instructing, receiving a raft
15.00 Rafting, preparation for lunch, lunch
15.00 — 19.00. Pos. Cradle. Here is the famous cave. Further alloy on the uninhabited wild section of the river
19.00 search for a place to stay. We advise adhering to the recommendations received at the briefing. Believe me, looking for a place to sleep and moor in the dark can be romantic, but not very convenient …

08.00 Lifting, preparation for the unmooring of the raft, breakfast
09.00-12.00 rafting on the wild part of the Don. We rest, fish, bathe, enjoy life
After 12.00 Kostomarovsky Spassky Monastery (3 km from the shore on foot), one of the oldest monasteries of Pridonya. Here a very beautiful combination of the miracle of nature, the Cretaceous Divas, and man-made buildings of monks
15.00 return to board, departure
18.00 — 19.00 search for a place to stay at night, dinner, swimming, fishing,


08,00 hike, preparation for rafting, breakfast
10.00 Arrival in Kolodezhny (right bank), visit to the water mill of the 17th century
13.00-14.00 lunch, departure
15.00 left bank of the Don, visiting x. Stupino with colorful houses-mazanka and an old windmill of the XVII century
18.00 — 19.00 search for a place for night parking.

08,00 hike, preparation for rafting, breakfast

11.00-12.00 the raft comes to the sandy shore, where the river turns sharply. We recommend making a stop to take photos, to sweep from the sandy mountain down. The highest sandy shore is throughout the Don.

Further,you won’t see the symbolic places created by people on the route. A section of the wild river begins. If you are lucked, you will see roe deer on watering place, boar, beaver, eagle-white-tailed … There are  animals and birds listed in the Red Book of the Don region. Here you can swim, relax, fish, look for strawberry glades.

On the fifth day’s overnight, we recommend that you settle down below the bridge on the left bank opposite the sandy beach of the village of Alexandrovka-Don.

08.00 waking up, preparation for breakfast, breakfast
10.00 preparation of the raft for transmission, transfer of the raft
11.00 departing home.