Great writers and unusual churches – Day 2: Walks in Tula

Let's start the day at the Serpukhov Vysotsky Monastery, founded by St. Sergius of Radonezh. After that we'll move to Tula, where we'll walk around the Tula Kremlin, enjoy the famous gingerbread, take pictures at local creative monuments.
Great writers and unusual churches

Trip duration: 3 days

Alina Maslova

Высоцкий мужской монастырь


We will visit one of the oldest Russian monasteries on the bank of the river Nara, founded by Sergei Radonezhsky and Prince Vladimir the Brave, hero of the Battle of Kulikovo. Let's admire the eight churches of the Vysotsky Monastery. Let's look into the majestic St. Conception Cathedral, erected under Boris Godunov. The cathedral, which looks like the right square, is topped with five onion heads.

Мемориал лётчикам истребителям.

Memorial Sites

On the way to Tula we will stop at the memorial "Defenders of the sky" dedicated to the heroic pilots of the 171st Red Banner Fighter Regiment. The height of the monument reaches almost 30 meters, diameter - 100 meters. The central element of the monument is the German Fokke Wolf Fw-189 and the Soviet La-5FN, made in 1:1 scale. It is as if a German scout crashes into the ground, while a Soviet fighter jet, on the contrary, rushes victoriously upwards.

Лепим и варим

Pelmeni Houses

Welcome to the heroic city of Tula! First of all, we will be supported by colorful dumplings with a variety of fillings. By the way, children under 7 years old are treated for free in the dumpling room.

Тульский Пряник

Candy Stores, Museums

What could be better than to go right after lunch to a place where they will not only tell you about the most delicious gingerbread in our country, but also show you how to bake them yourself? Immediately we can buy a sweet gift for yourself and your loved ones. Important: it is necessary to book the tour in advance by phone indicated on the official website. In case you don't have such an opportunity, you can try to get to the "Museum of International Gingerbread", located in the Kremlin.

Тульский кремль

Historic Sites

We are exploring the main and, what is important, well-preserved landmark of Tula - the Kremlin, built in the early 16th century to defend the Moscow direction from the Crimean Tatars. The complex includes the 18th century Assumption Cathedral in Russian Baroque style, Epiphany Cathedral of the late 19th century, built in honor of the soldiers of 1812, trading rows and the first city power plant of the 20th century. We can walk around the Kremlin on our own, order an excursion or even a whole quest. Important: the Kremlin does not operate on the last Wednesday of each month.

Памятник Тульской Азбуке

Monuments / Landmarks

Let's take a walk around evening Thule. Let's stop at a very "young" art object - the Tula alphabet, each letter of which stands for what Tuliaks are proud of. From football club "Arsenal" to Yasnaya Polyana.

Памятник прянику

Outdoor Sculptures

Monument to the main Tula character with a diameter of 2.5 meters and weighing more than a ton. We can even embrace him and make dozens of original selfies.

Памятник Л.Н. Толстому

Sculpture Gardens

Monument to Lev Nikolaevich, a native of Tula province, erected almost half a century ago. It is curious that Tolstoy thought barefoot, but the city authorities thought it too much. So, actually, Leo Nikolaevich was wearing granite shoes.

Пётр Петрович

Russian Restaurants, Breweries

We go to discuss our impressions in the restaurant with our own brewery, smokehouse and bakery. After dinner we can watch football or play intellectual games on the third floor of the restaurant.