Alferaki Castle (Museum of History and Regional Studies)

Valery Matytsin/TASS

The owner of one of the most concrete mansions in Taganrog Nikolay Alferaki was a descendant of a participant of the Russian-Turkish war in 1768-1774 – the Greeak Dmitry Alferaki, who settled in the Priazov region, receiving a noble title from empress Catherine the Great. His ancestors hired Andrei Shtakenshneideru to construct the house and lived there nearly 30 years – from 1848 until 1878.

In 1927 the building the building hosts the Museum of History and Regional Studies with a big collection of Paleolithic, Neolithic and Sarmatian antiquities.