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Taganrog

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Memorial museum "Birth House of Anton Chekhov" in Taganrog

Taganrog is the second largest cty in Rostov Oblast, Russia known as the home city of Anton Chekhov.

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By plane[edit]

  • Taganrong Yuzhny Airport (IATA: ТАГ) is a small regional airport with flights only from Moscow and a few local villages.
  • Rostov-on-Don Airport (IATA: ROV) [1] in nearby Rostov-on-Don might be a much better option for arrival by air is to take a flight to the larger, which have good international connections with Europe.

By train[edit]

Reaching Taganrog by rail usually requires a change of trains in Rostov-on-Don which is an important rail hub. A few direct trains heading to the Black Sea cost makes stop-overs here but they are usually only running during summer season. However, commuter trains from Rostov-on-Don departs hourly during the day with a journey time of just two hours.

By bus[edit]

There is also a developed network of shuttle bus service from Rostov-on-Don and other neighboring cities and villages of Rostov Oblast and across the border from Ukraine.

By car[edit]

  • When traveling from Moscow, take federal route M4 up to Rostov-on-Don, after Rostov take route Е58-М23 in direction of Taganrog (around 45 miles).
  • When traveling from the Ukraine, pass through Mariupol, Novoazovsk and cross the border checkpoint at Novoazovsk. After the Ukainian/Russian border, go around 35 miles on route M23 to Taganrog.

Get around[edit]

Taganrog trams
  • Taganrog's main and most popular public transport is tramway. It has a network of 9 lines.
The network of the Taganrog City Tram

See[edit]

There are eight museums in the city: Alferaki Palace, Taganrog Museum of Art, Birth house of Anton Chekhov memorial museum, Taganrog City Architectural Development Museum, Ivan Vasilenko Museum, Chekhov Gymnasium, Anatoly Durov Museum, The Chekhov Shop.

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Theaters[edit]

Taganrog Chekhov Drama Theater
  • Taganrog Chekhov Drama Theater, Ulitsa Petrovskaya 90, +7 (8634)383-573, [2].  edit - the oldest drama theater in the South of Russia (founded in 1827)

Parks[edit]

Gorky Park in Taganrog, main entrance
  • Gorky Park, (downtown Taganrog, main entrance from crossing of Petrovskaya and Spartakovski streets). day & night. free of charge.  edit
  • Primorsky Park, Instrumentalnaya Street. free of charge.  edit


Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • Freken Bok Cafe (Кафе Фрекен Бок), Turgenevsky 24, +7(8634)310440, [3]. The cafe for children and grown-ups stylized using the theme of Astrid Lindgren's "Karlsson-on-the-Roof". Named after Fröken Hildur Bock, the Lillebror's sitter. The book of the Swedish writer became a huge success in the Soviet Union after the 1968 and 1970's cartoons where Fröken Bock was voiced by the Taganrog-born actress Faina Ranevskaya.  edit


Drink[edit]

  • Two Pounds (Два Фунта), Ulitsa Chekhova 43, +78634681904. 10AM-11PM. an English-style pub offering beer, live music, tv broadcasts of soccer matches and the game of darts. Live concerts start at 8PM.  edit


Sleep[edit]

  • Bristol, Ulitsa Petrovskaya 64, +7(8634)383-022, +7(8634)314-405, [7].  edit
  • Varvaci, Ulitsa Grecheskaya 76, +7(8634)319-001, +7(8634)365-003, [8].  edit

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