Rostov-on-Don is the biggest city in the South of Russia and the administrative center of Rostov Region and the Southern Federal District of Russia. It lies to the southeast of the East European Plain, on the Don River, 46 kilometers (20 mi) from the Sea of Azov. The city is a big industrial, scientific and cultural centre in the South of Russia. Not officially, Rostov-on-Don is named as the “Gate of the Caucasus” and “South Сapital of Russia”.
Rostov–on-Don was founded in 1749 and its fast development was promoted by its geographical location. The city stretched on the coast of Don is based only 46 km from the Sea of Azov. Its seaport for now is the largest transit point of the South of Russia, connected by waterways not only with Azov but also with the Black, Caspian, White and Baltic seas. That is why Rostov-on-Don has one more widely known "nickname" of the city — "port of five seas". By the way, in the 19th century Rostov was the single city through which the trains were going to the south of Russia, that's why the city had one more informal status — "Gate of the Caucasus".
Rich historical and cultural heritage creates the unique appearance of Rostov-on-Don. In spite of the fact that the city was seriously damaged during the World War II, the numerous architectural monuments were remained and regenerated. The historic center is especially saturated with sights. On one of the principal and most beautiful city streets — Bolshaya Sadovaya Street — you can see a row of civil buildings of the second half of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.
The visit card and the center of spiritual life of Rostov-on-Don — is the main Cathedral (Sobor Rozhdestva Presvyatoi Bogoroditsy) which was built in the XIX century. In multinational Rostov there are not only the Russian Orthodox churches (more than 30 in the city), but also many cult buildings of the most different religious faiths. Here you can find a synagogue, the mosque, Roman Catholic and Protestant temples, the Greek and Armenian churches, and even Buddhist centers.
The place of attraction of both tourists and residents is the embankment named after the Admiral Ushakov. The magnificent border of the right coast of Don river is decorated with the showy flowerbeds, original modern sculptures —which are the peculiar characters of Don Region. The opposite coast — Levberdon (The left coast of Don) is also well known, on its territory are concentrated the numerous recreation facilities, cafes, restaurants, nightclubs. The grandiose stadium "Rostov Arena" shall appear here for the FIFA World Cup in 2018.
Rostov-on-Don — the major transport hub, which is connecting different regions of the country and realizing international relations. The railway station “Rostov Glavnyi” accepts trains practically from all Russia.
Congress Hotel Don-Plaza
Address: Bolshaya Sadovaya St., 115, Rostov-on-Don, 344021
Congress Hotel Don-Plaza — The Hotel in the center of Rostov-on-Don
Congress Hotel Don-Plaza 4* in downtown of Rostov-on-Don is the best choice for people who know the value of time. The encouraging atmosphere of the hotel shows how dynamic is the Southern capital. Business centres, negotiations rooms, daily newspapers and the aroma of fresh coffee provide conditions which are favourable for proper work and save your time. Surrounded by the green trees of Pokrovsky Square, fountains and theatres, the hotel is within walking distance of the central office and administrative buildings. The hotel is situated in the main street of the city, Bolshaya Sadovaya, and it won’t take you long to get to the airport and railway station.
The Don-Plaza is the most cosmopolitan hotel in Rostov-on-Don. The classic international range of services and many years’ experience attract people from all over the world. Here you can see foreign delegations as well as famous people.
The Congress Centre with its multifunction halls and modern equipment is known for holding events at the national level, including the State Council 2007 and EU-Russia Summit 2010. The total area of 1500 sq.km is ideal for corporate parties, dinner dances and wedding celebrations.
To a certain extent Rostov hotels reflect the image of the city. The Don-Plaza was the first in Rostov and the region to be officially certified as a 4 star hotel and it lives up to the city’s reputation as a dynamic and progressive capital of the south of Rostov.