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Taganrog

Cultural tourism in Russia > Rostov region > Taganrog

Taganrog

Taganrog is located on theTaganrog Bay shores and it is60 km from Rostov-on-Don. Population 283.2 thousand people.

Taganrog is one of the cultural centers of Russia and it is sometimes called the pearl of the South Region. There are a lot of historical and architectural monuments in the center of the city. Almost allstreets in Taganrog leaddown to the sea. The city was built under the decision of Tzar Peteron the desert cape which was called Tagan-Rog. The history of the city startsin 1648. Taganrog is one of the biggest Sea Ports in the South of Russia. A lot of great and famous people lived and worked here: Tchaikovsky, Paustovsky, Pushkin, Tchekhov, Shmidt, Durov.

Tchekhovs House is visited by more than 200 thousand of tourists annually. In this house the great Russian writer was born, lived, studied and worked for several years. When you enter the house you feel the atmosphere of the past.

The Museum of Architecture which is known also as Alferaki Palace is another place of interest in Taganrog . This palace itself is the architecture monument. It was built in 1912 under the design of F.O. Shekhtel.

Taganrog Art Gallery has one of the biggest art collections inSouth of Russia.

There is another place of interest in Taganrog the Museum of famous Durovs circus dynasty. The Museum has specific circus atmosphere.

Taganrog is located on the high cape. The city appearance associates with the form of the boat. It is one of the most beautiful cities inSouth ofRussia. Vacations here will be unforgettable.

 
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