City Council

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One of the finest buildings in Rostov-on-Don, the stately City Hall was built in 1899 to the design of the great Aleksander Pomerantsev. Along with many other Pomerantsev creations, this eclectic masterpiece with baroque elements is today one of the city’s signature landmarks.

The ground floor was originally leased to various retail establishments, while City Hall officials worked on the second, third and fourth floors. Like many other buildings in the city, this one suffered heavy damage during the Second World War, but was subsequently restored.

It’s still City Hall, like it was a hundred years ago. The Pomerantsev masterpiece looks great by day, but make sure you see it again at night, when crafty illumination makes it look like a palace.