Monastery of Saviour & St Jacob
The restored monastery is the fairy-tale apparition you’ll see as you approach Rostov by road or rail. Take bus 1 or 2 or walk alongside Lake Nero 2km west from the kremlin. English-language excursions may be available for R300 from the excursion bureau next to the gates. For a donation of R20 you can climb the wall on its lake-view side.