Tula Travel Guide

  • Tula samovars
    Tula samovars
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    Tula kremlin
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    Typical houses in Tula
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Tula Things to Do

  • The old gymnasium

    Just in front of the Kremlin you will find the building of the old gymnasium, now it is part of the Pedagogica Institute, but it is still worth of visiting...The children of famous russian writer Leo Tolstoy were studing here, Tolstoy himself visited the place many times ( you will find a table on the wall about it). We were there on quiet weekend...

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  • The heart of Tula - the Kremlin

    Right in the centre (you cannot miss it) is situated the Old Kremlin of Tula. You will see its typical red walls and towers reminding the Moscow Kremlin from far away. It is not so big but anyway beautiful. For a small entrace fee you can enter and even walk on the walls.Some interesting historical facts: first the Kremlin by the order of the tsar...

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  • Old Style Russian houses

    If you want to see typical, old style, wooden, Russian houses, you can find quite a few here. Just wander down one of the dirt roads and you will eventually find some.

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  • Old and new

    Construction boom get in every remote corner in Russia not to tell about Tula of course. Huge living apartments buildings are now being erected here and there.... sometime the contrast this construction brings into the city it has a kind of nice eclectique style...

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  • Soviet legacy

    The very center of Tula are, apart from the Kremlin, the huge typical soviet time building of the local administration and the usual statue of Lenin, which accidentially survived the devastating democratic changes in the country.All this looks very inapt amongst 3-4 storey old buildings, but sometimes it's better to leave the things as it is .......

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  • Kremlin of Tula

    Kremlin is the #1 thing to see being the kernel of the city and the most central.Kremlin was built in 1520 and from the defence point of view it didn't have a strategic position being built in the lower lands, however its massive walls and turrets saved Tula from invadors many times.The walls of Kremlin form almost regular rectangle with the...

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  • Samovar museum

    Samovar museum occupies two floors of the the museum building.Over there you'll be able to trace the history of the Russian samovar from the very begining several centuries ago up to the current times (including the latest exquisite verion of samovar made for 300 anniversary of St. Petersburg and presented to different countries representatived...

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  • Museum of torture

    On the Kremlin territory in one of the turrets there is a small Museum of torture, well it's definitely not London Dangeon but the guy behind the bars and lighted with dim red tells very artistically about the tortures performed in old Russia. He describes the tourtures and shows the devices which were use to fulfill them..... brrrrr....If you...

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  • Armoury

    On Kremlin's territory in the former cathedral there is an armoury museum.Historically Tula was a well known place for armoury production, its different types guns were used widely in Russian from the very old times throught the Napoleonic war in 1812 and WWII.Even now there is a well known armoury plant.

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Tula Hotels

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  • Premiera Hotel

    3, Maximovsky Street, Tula, Russia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Best Eastern Demidovs Style

    1 Morisa Toreza, Tula, 300008, Russia

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

Tula Restaurants

  • Good for lunch break of for a cup of...

    This bar is located on the central street (Lenin Prospect) and it is a nice place to stop to have some relax to eat something or to drink a cup of coffee. We were drinking coffee with strudel. As a specialist in strudel i can say it wasnt that bad, may be because it was served with some delicious ice-cream. The atmosphere is quite relaxing, there...

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  • Try the ukrainian cousine

    This restaurant you will find on the central street of Tula. The name "Skovoroda" means "Pan". The ambiance is very nice, the walls are decorated in the ukrainian style, there are a lot of pictures. The stuff is very very friendly and is ready to fullfill all your wishes. The food (the most important) is really to recommend.It was the first time...

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  • Great place for sushi

    The place is great, the service was ok. U need to make a reservation previously as is the only sushi restorant in the city and it is always full. Is located in the main avenue, Lenin avenue, so it is really easy to get there. I'm not a huge fan of sushi but I can say that all the dishes where tasty.

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Tula Local Customs

  • Drink tea from a samovar!!!

    Samovar is a traditional russian pot to make tea. If you translate the name, it means " cook by itself". Original samovars didnt even need the electricity to boil the water, they were on coals. Modern samovars use the electricity. The tea from samovar has special taste and you should drink it very hot.

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  • Dont forget try Tulskiy Pryanik

    Tulskije pryaniki are famous cakes from Tula with very long history. In some way they remind german/austrian "lebkuchen", but anyway they are different. You can find pryaniki with all possible tastes. Good pryanik is the best cake for tea from not less famous "samovar" (about that see my next tip)

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Tula Warnings and Dangers

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    by whiteritter Written Apr 1, 2008

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    It could be a scam could be not.As I know,lots of real, honest and beautiful Russian women are trying to use the web to find western boyfriends because there is a problem to get a normal man in Russia at the moment,especially if in small towns or settlements.Alcoholism,low paid jobs are the main reasons.Anyway a lot of dangers if you do not speak Russian and you have no guide.Cheers!

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