Cultural tourism in
Russia > Rostov
region > Azov
Azov occupies the territory of the South-Western part of Rostov Region, on
the left bank of the river Don. It is located 15 km from Taganrog Bay and
36 km from Rostov-on-Don. Azov has sea and land routes connecting it with
the center of the region. Population – more than 80 thousand people.
The history of Azov begins more than two thousand years ago when the first
settlements appeared in Azov Region. Azov was founded in 1067 and it is one
of the ancient Russian cities. Mainly the history of the city is tightly connected
with Tzar Peter who made Azov a part of the Russian Empire.
There are a lot of monuments and places in the city dedicated to the events
of the past. In Azov the history of the Russian Fleet began. The city countryside
is very picturesque. A lot of sunny days, plenty of fruits and vegetables
and the atmosphere of the past – all these factors make one feel himself comfortable
in Azov city.
Azov city is visited by more than three thousand tourists annually. Archeologists
and travelers pay great attention to Azov. Tur Heyerdal called Azov “The City