Unusual sights south of Moscow: quarries, Slavic temples, ancient Chinese city – Day 3: Tula mountains, Kaluga aqueducts, pagan temples and garbage museum

On the third day you will have time to visit the Tula "mountains", see the oldest viaduct in Russia and a pagan temple. The cherry on the cake is a museum of garbage, the only and unique. To get up early, you'll have to get up early - I recommend leaving Tula at 8 am.
Unusual sights south of Moscow: quarries, Slavic temples, ancient Chinese city
Travel distance by car: 398 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Tula, Moscow, Kaluga, Krasotynka, Krasnaya Pahra, Platovo, Ist'ya, Kvan'

Trip duration: 3 days

Marina Selivanova

Большой Карьер


Suvorov quarries are one of the most picturesque places in Tula region. Up to 1970s refractory clay was mined here. Then the quarries were abandoned. Gradually they were filled with water and turned into picturesque lakes. The scenery is extremely unusual for the region: turquoise water, colorful hills, rugged cracks and overgrown with pines. Here you can wander for hours, but we don't have much time - try to fit in an hour, because there are still many interesting things to do!

Андреевский карьер

Rest Areas

The Andreyevsky quarry is a favorite place for bathing among Kaluga residents. We'll remember it for the next trip to Kaluga, but in the meantime, just look here for a few minutes. In the forests before the quarry you can find a unique attraction. This is Ekaterina Bridge, the first reinforced concrete bridge in the Kaluga Province. The massive construction was erected in 1908 across the Zhelov River. Powder moss and grass, dilapidated bridge in the middle of the Kaluga jungle looks epic.

Восточный Базар

Eastern European Restaurants

You can have lunch in Kaluga, in the restaurant "East Bazaar". It is an incredibly stylish restaurant of Oriental cuisine, which boasts a solid selection of dishes on coals and pastries.

Каменный мост


Not far from the restaurant there is a very important attraction - the oldest stone viaduct in Russia. It was built in 1785. Let's take a look at this architectural marvel and hurry on our way.

Gazpromneft filling station #76

Ahead of the Gazpromneft filling station. A good reason to make a stop: refuel with quality fuel, drink coffee and just warm up.


Other Great Outdoors

In a field near the village of Krasotynki you can find bizarre structures made of wood - a pagan temple (temple). The reconstructions in the complex under construction are dedicated to the customs of the Slavs of VIII-XIII centuries. In summer in Krasotynka they celebrate the Day of Perun and Ivan Kupala. In addition to the treasury of Perun, in the complex have already appeared place of veneration of ancestors and the temple of Fire Svarozhich (the Eastern Slavs before the adoption of Christianity deified fire). It is possible to visit a complex free of charge, but under preliminary arrangement in [group VKontakte.](https://vk.com/krasotynka).

Художественный музей мусора "Му Му"


The next point of our unusual journey will be the Garbage Museum "MU MU" - the first and only one in Russia. Its exhibits are made of different junk: it turned out creatively and with humor. The museum has a quite specific message: careful treatment of nature and ecology, collection and recycling of recyclable materials. From Friday to Sunday [museum](https://art-mumu.ru/) is open until 19:00, on other days it closes an hour earlier. Monday is a day off.


Seafood Restaurants

People come to the restaurant "Moremania" for delicious fish and seafood. The menu here is more than original. Have you ever tasted eclairs with mackerel? That's the one!