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Top Choice Museum in Krasnodar

Felitsyn Museum

This is an excellent little regional museum, located a few steps from Krasnaya ul. Exhibits feature some impressive archaeological finds; Cossack history and the Russian Civil War are also well covered. If you made …
Cafe in Rostov-on-Don

8 Zeryon

At the intersection of two leafy pedestrian lanes, you couldn't find a greener, more peaceful setting for this delightful espresso bar. The interior is graced with big windows and lovely flower-painted walls, while …
Street in Rostov-on-Don

Pushkinskaya Ulitsa

East of Voroshilovskiy pr, this idyllic promenade is blissfully free of traffic and sprinkled with fountains, sculptures, cafes and restaurants, with outdoor seating and music-playing buskers during the summer. It's…
International in Rostov-on-Don

Gavroche

This warm and welcoming wine bar offers a sophisticated menu with a French twist. Sample one of the delectable patés or steaming soups. The big leather booths are a comfy option, but in summertime it's hard to resis…
Archaeological Site in Kuban Steppe

Tanais

The northeastern reaches of the Ancient Greek Empire extended to the Don River delta, which was then at the mouth of the Sea of Azov. The sea has receded, but the evidence of Greek trading cities remain at archaeolo…
Museum in Starocherkasskaya

Ataman Palace

Once the living quarters of the Cossack chiefs, the Ataman Palace now houses an exhibition that traces the development of Don Cossack culture from the 16th century to the present day. There are some great artefacts,…
Monument in Rostov-on-Don

Ploshchad Sovetov

The 'Square of Soviets' is dominated by a colossal monument commemorating the Red Army soldiers who took part in the 1917–23 Russian Civil War. Prior to 1930, the square was home to the Alexandro-Nevsky Cathedral, w…
Cafe in Krasnodar

LuboCoffee

This bright cafe has big armchairs and even bigger windows overlooking Krasnaya ul. The menu is pretty wide-ranging – soups, sandwiches, pelmeni (Russian-style dumplings stuffed with meat), pizza, pasta. The warm we…
Church in Starocherkasskaya

Resurrection Cathedral

At the eastern end of ul Sovetskaya, the Resurrection Cathedral contains a soaring golden iconostasis, a baroque chandelier and an unusual floor of metal tiles. Peter the Great took a special interest in the church,…
Park in Rostov-on-Don

Gorky Park

Leafy Gorky Park is home to blooming gardens, open-air cafes and plenty of cheerful kiddie rides. An impressive monument to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution is also nestled into the greenery. When the weather is fine, …