13 Sightseeings of Rostov on Don ( Достопримечательности Ростова-на Дону (на английском языке) 1. Pushkinskaya Street (ул. Пушкинская) The majority of the city’s old buildings can be found around Pushkinskaya and Bolshaya Sadovaya Streets. It is best to get around on foot. This walk begins at one of the city’s main streets, Pushkinskaya, which is more like a very green boulevard planted with silver firs, birch trees and lilacs. Historically, the street was known as Kuznetskaya (Blacksmith), but it was renamed in 1885 in honour of the great Russian poet who visited Rostov several times on his way to the Caucasus resorts. The monument to Alexander Pushkin appeared much later, in 1956. On both sides of the boulevard, you will find impressive mansions built during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.