Rostov, which is often called Rostov Veliky, is described as the gem of the Golden Ring for its majestic white kremlin which stands on the shores of Lake Nero. It makes a perfect day trip from Moscow, but can also be combined with visiting nearby Yaroslavl. From Rostov it is also possible to visit Borisoglebsky.
|Name in Russian||Ростов / Ростов Великий|
|Status||City and administrative centre of the Rostov District in the Yaroslavl Region|
|Location||On the north-western shore of Lake Nero|
|Distance||60km south-west of Yaroslavl, 200km north-east of Moscow|
|Time Zone||Moscow Time|
|Population||30,923 people (2014)|
|Titles/Awards||Golden Ring City, Historical City of Russia|
|City Day||Last Saturday in August|
Top recommendations in Rostov Veliky
Rostov's main sight is of course the amazing Rostov Kremlin. It is worth visiting alone for its architecture, but it also holds various exhibitions as part of the Rostov Kremlin State Museum Reserve.
Rostov also has three monasteries and one convent. The most impressive of these is the Spaso-Yakovlevsky Monastery which also stands on the shores of Lake Nero.