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Do you want to know what every tourist should see in Tula? Then before you start your journey, carefully study this review. We will tell you about the most significant and interesting sights of Tula right now.
What to see in Tula in the first place
Our rating includes those best sights of Tula that are most popular with local residents and guests of the city. Recommendations are as follows:
1. Tula Kremlin
The Tula Kremlin is a stone fortress of the 16th century in the center of Tula
Historical and architectural masterpiece of the 16th century. The complex includes such buildings as shopping malls, a bell tower, Epiphany and Assumption Cathedrals. You can walk around the Kremlin garden and the territory of the Tula Kremlin on your own or during the tour, see the towers and walls. We advise you to visit the local Museum of Weapons and admire the displays in the towers. Such sights of Russia are of interest to travelers of all ages.
Official website: http://tmii-tula.ru
2. Assumption and Epiphany Cathedrals in Tula Kremlin
Assumption and Epiphany Cathedrals on the territory of the Tula Kremlin
For the Orthodox Cathedral, erected on the Kremlin Square. Date of construction of the first – the 17th century, the second – the end of the 19th century. It should be noted that the Church of the Epiphany is no longer active, now the Museum of Weapons is open in it.
Official website: http://russian-church.ru
3. Annunciation Church
Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin of the 17th century in Tula Avgrun
One of the oldest churches in the city, built in the 17th century. The current classical stone building has replaced the wooden religious building. In the complex of the Church of the Annunciation there is the main house with five blue bells and a modest bell tower;
Official website: http://blagohram.ru/
Rotunda on the banks of the Upa River against the backdrop of the sights of Tula Celest.ru
If you want to take incredible photos, your trip to Tula should definitely include a hike to this former lookout. Not so long ago, the rotunda was restored. The dark dome is supported by white columns; musical evenings are often held on the site. The rotunda is located inside a well-maintained landscaped park.
5. Tula Museum of Weapons
The new building of the Tula State Weapons Museum Celest.ru
At the beginning of the 17th century, weapons production was launched in the city at the direction of Peter the Great. But the most beautiful specimens did not leave the walls of the factory. Later, Catherine 2 ordered the creation of a “Chamber of Rare Weapons.” Subsequently, its exhibits moved from place to place, and only in 2012 “settled” in the Epiphany Cathedral in the Museum of Weapons. In the current exhibition halls, you can see weapons from the 16th century to the present.
Official website: http://www.museum-arms.ru/
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6. Tula Samovars Museum
Museum “Tula samovars” in a historic building of the early XX century Celest.ru
Date of foundation – 1990. The first exhibits were brought here from the literary and historical-architectural museums of the city. The modern exposition occupies several halls. Samples on display: original souvenir samovars, mini-models received as gifts by the children of the last Russian emperor, as well as medals awarded to craftsmen at various exhibitions. The whole family should visit such interesting places in Tula.
Official website: https://www.tula-samovar.com
7. Tula Gingerbread Museum »
Exposition of the Tula Gingerbread Museum in Tula ViCo
Tula gingerbread is known all over Russia, taking into account which the local authorities once decided to open a whole museum. Visitors to the complex can learn about the history of delicacy, which began in the distant 17th century. And also admire the samples created for commemorations, weddings, all kinds of celebrations. The museum has a shop with a wide range of gingerbread souvenirs. You can attend a master class and prepare a treat with your own hands. Reviews about the visit to the museum are enthusiastic both among children and adults.
Official website: http://www.oldtula.ru
8. Moto-Auto-Art Museum
Motor scooter “Electron” of the plant “Vyatskiye Polyany”, USSR, 1970s of the last century Andshel
The exposition is based on items from Zyakin's private collection (the tours are conducted by him personally). Guests are invited to view and get acquainted with the technical features of motorcycles and cars of various brands and models (mainly a local machine-building plant). If you do not know what to visit in Tula, but are fond of such topics, you should definitely sign up for an excursion.
Official website: http://moto.tula.ru/< /p>
9. Assumption Cathedral
Tula Holy Assumption Cathedral Celest.ru
The current cathedral church, built in the 18th century (the former cathedral was made of wood). The current building is a real architectural masterpiece. During the reign of Soviet power, they tried to blow it up, but the attempt was unsuccessful. Large-scale restoration measures were carried out in the 2000s.
Official website: http://tulaeparhia.ru
10. All Saints Cathedral
All Saints Cathedral and a three-tiered bell tower crowned with a high spire Celest.ru
After the laying of the cemetery in the 18th century, a stone cathedral was erected on the territory at the expense of Tula merchants. The building had only one level, the second floor appeared later. Relatively recently, the object was recognized as a cultural and historical monument, its bell tower was restored. Inside there is a great Christian value – the icon of Our Lady of Kazan, painted in the 17th century. During the tour, guides in Tula will certainly tell the story of this shrine.
Official website: http://tulaeparhia.ru
11. Tula Museum of Fine Arts
Fountain in front of the entrance to the Tula Museum of Fine Arts
The collections include paintings that once belonged to aristocratic families. The date of creation of the exhibition is the beginning of the 20th century (the exposition is expanding). You can see the works of such great Russian masters as Surikov, Serov, Shishkin, etc.
Official website: http://www.tmii-tula.ru/< /p>
12. Demidov Necropolis Museum
Nikolo-Zaretsky temple with a bell tower and a monument to Demidov in the historical part of Tula Celest.ru
The Demidovs are world-famous travelers, writers and entrepreneurs in the past, engaged in industry, mining, etc. The date of creation of the “Necropolis” with the tomb of the representatives of the dynasty is 1996. It is best to go on such excursions in Tula with an experienced guide. The guide will tell you the most entertaining facts about the place of interest.
Official website: http://www.museum-tula
13. Tula State Puppet Theater
The main manor house of the end of the 18th century, later the Zemstvo Council, now the Tula Puppet Theater AndyVolykhov
Like many other attractions in Tula, this one is designed for guests of all ages. The theater organizes performances not only for children, but also for adults. The list of productions is regularly updated.
14. Tula State Circus
The main facade of the Tula State Circus Sergei Blokhin
The establishment was opened in 1963. For many years of successful history, such legends of the circus world as acrobats A. Bondareva, M. Zapashny with their tigers, illusionist Kio, Y. Nikulin and M. Rumyantsev have visited its stage. If you don't know where to go in Tula with a child, go to the circus.
Official website: https://circus-tula.ru/
15. Tula Exotarium
Tyrannosaurus rex statue at the entrance to the Tula Exotarium LEhAN
Opening date – 1987, the first inhabitants were a hundred different animals. Now the exotarium is dominated by reptiles (the number of snakes is especially high). A dinosaur was chosen as the symbol of the institution. You can walk through the halls and look at their “inhabitants” as part of an excursion group or on your own. Thematic meetings and temporary exhibitions are held.
Official website: http://www.tulazoo.ru/
16. Museum “Old Tula Pharmacy”
Antique apothecary utensils
Want to know what a real pharmacy looked like in the 18th century? Then come to this museum and see a spacious trading room with mirrored cabinets and numerous medicines. The samples of medicines, prescription forms, pharmacy utensils and tools presented here will arouse your interest, even if you are not fond of medicine itself. The showcases are themed, one is dedicated to medical miracles (with such outlandish specimens as a human skull, fish entrails, alcoholized snakes), another to the work of pharmacists, a third to the manufacture of medicines, a fourth to herbal treatment, etc. You can become a spectator of an excursion program or a direct participant in a master class (for example, on the preparation of perfumery from natural oils).
17. Museum “Harmony of Ded Filimon”
Bayan Tula music factory of the last century Masoud Vardast
There are over a hundred samples on display. Each musical instrument is special and unique, each has its own history. Harmonicas, accordions, harmonicas and button accordions have been and are arriving at the museum from Nizhny Novgorod, Yelets, Saratov and many other Russian cities. There are both circus and variety, and “home” models of instruments. Guests are offered not only a tour of the exposition, but also a real concert with the participation of samples. During the excursions, dances and games are held.
Official website: http://www.harmonic-museum.ru/
18. Levsha Monument< /h3>
Left-handed bronze monument – a symbol of skill and diligence of Tula people Celest.ru
The monument was created in 1989 in honor of talented Tula gunsmiths. The monument was opened on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the local machine-building industry.
19. Monument to the Tula Gingerbread
A popular place for memorable photos at the monument to the Tula gingerbread Celest.ru
Another unusual 2-meter bronze monument. Date of construction – 2014. Location – near the registry office. The mass of a rounded gingerbread is about 1.3 thousand kg. If you do not know what to see in Tula in 1 day and want to see objects related to the traditions of the city, come here.
20. Central Park of Culture and Leisure. Belousova
Panorama of the territory of the Central Park of Culture and Recreation. Belousov in Tula Khugati
The park complex is located in the central part of the city. The generally recognized national treasure is included in the TOP 10 largest European parks. The territory is distributed as follows: 35 hectares – recreation areas, 11 hectares – three reservoirs with water bodies, 97 hectares – forests (the total area of the complex is 143 hectares). Numerous trees grow in the park (including such not widespread specimens as white willow, red oak, Siberian cedar, etc.), shrubs, herbs and flowers. Walking, you can meet the “locals”: wild ducks and other birds, squirrels. Animals and birds are not afraid of people, taking food from their hands with pleasure.
Official website: http://tulskieparki.ru
Sights of Tula: what else to visit in Tula?
We told you briefly about the main attractions of Tula. If you decide to continue your acquaintance with the city, visit such objects as:
21. Bogoroditsky Palace-Museum and Park
The former estate of the counts of Bobrinsky surrounded by the picturesque Celest Park .ru
The museum in the palace of the count family Bobrinsky was equipped during the Soviet era in 1918. The modern museum is historical and artistic. You should see not only its exposition, but also the house itself with the adjacent park area. Even the best hotels in Tula are not as luxurious as the main building of the complex.
Official website: http://palace-museum-park.org/
22. Polenovo Estate-Museum
Facade of a large house in the museum-estate Polenovo Gastro-en
V. Polenov is a famous Russian painter, whose mansion with a park and flower beds has survived to this day in a remarkable state. The complex owned by the artist today includes: the City of Masters exhibition hall, the Admiralty (a storage place for ships), the abbey workshop, and the main building, which houses the artist's canvases and personal belongings. Please note that to view each building, you must purchase a separate ticket.
Official website: http://www.polenovo.ru/ru
23. Kulikovo Field
Monument to Dmitry Donskoy on the Kulikovo field Quagdu
Each of us has heard about this attraction since childhood. To this day, it is possible to find weapons, elements of armor and crosses here. In the 17th century, the village of Monastyrshchino was settled on the territory, but two centuries later it was decided to make the square also a monument to the fallen wars, installing several sculptures (St. Radonezhsky and D. Donskoy), and the Cathedral of the Virgin. In 1960, the local history museum of the city was built here.
Official website: https://www.kulpole.ru/
24. Yasnaya Polyana
Yasnaya Polyana – the family estate of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy Celest.ru
Now at Yasnaya Polyana there is a house-museum visited by guests from all over Russia. First, L. Tolstoy lived in this building, and then his family. The museum complex in the house was created only in 1921. By the way, it was in Yasnaya Polyana that the author managed to write the greatest of his books (he was buried here).
Official website: http://ypmuseum.ru/
25. Kozlova Zaseka Museum Station
View from the platform to the station-museum “Kozlova Zaseka” Russo turista
The original railway station built in the southern district of the city in 1864 (near Yasnaya Polyana). According to legend, the name of the attraction was given in honor of D. Kozlov, who served in the notch. Tours are conducted around the facility, introducing the infrastructure of Tula of past years. There is a souvenir shop at the station.
Official website: http://4geo.ru/tula
We hope that those sights of Tula, photos with names and the description of which we included in this review could interest you. Read also about the sights of Yaroslavl and get inspired for your further trip around Russia.