The first Record of it in the ancient Russian chronicle dates from the year 862. Rostov spreads out on the woodless plain on the bank of Nero Lake.
Rostov is famous for his unique art of picturesque enamel. The goods of the factory “Rostov Enamel” are famous far across the boundaries of Russia.
The State Museum Preserve "Rostov Kremlin" is situated on the territory of the unique architectural ensemble of the XVIIth century - Archbishop's Yard. Five churches, three of them have wonderful frescoes of the XVIIth, some chambers with museum exhibitions are encircled with high walls and towers. The museum was founded in 1883 by antiquity lovers and sincere patriots of Rostov Shlyakov I.A. and Titov A.A. Now our museum collection possesses about 92000 exhibits. There are icons, oil paintings, wooden house-hold utensils, porcelain, archeological findings. The museum's pride is the collection of enamels.
The Redeemer Monastery of St. Jacob was built in 17-19 centuries. Behind the stone wall with towers (early 19 century) you can find Church of the Conception and Church of St. Demetrius, “the magnificent monument of Russian classicism” (1801).
The Monastery of St. Avramy is the most ancient monastery of Russia. It is dated early 11 century. The main attraction is the Epiphany Cathedral (1554).