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On a weekend in Tula the monument to the flea, the best cakes and local beer

If you ask anyone what special days are associated Tula, the answer will be a Lefty with his savvy flea, accordion, weapons, samovars and gingerbread. In principle, all true. And this is enough for a trip to town for the weekend.

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  • The Tula Kremlin, a monument of architecture of XVI century, renovated in 2014-2015. There are two cathedrals of the assumption and the Epiphany.
  • 10 November 2016 the President of Russia signed a decree on celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Tula Kremlin in 2020. Next, at metro 8, is the Museum of samovars. If you are interested in gingerbread, one of the best shops in the city (and along with the Museum) — on October, 45B, in the chambers of the former gunsmiths and samovarov brothers Malinich.
  • State Museum of weapons. The building is in the form of a giant helmet, built by the spring of 2012, is at the beginning of October on the other side of the river UPA, opposite to the Tula arms factory.

The view from Lenin square to the Odoevskiy gate and the assumption Cathedral. The Kremlin has 9 towers, four of them travel. The present height of the walls is about 10 meters.The view from Lenin square to the Odoevskiy gate and the assumption Cathedral. The Kremlin has 9 towers, four of them travel. The present height of the walls is about 10 meters.

  • Monuments to the defenders of the city, the heroes of the great Patriotic war. Tula is the title of the hero city in 1976.

If you travel to the city from the Red Gates (Moscow M-2), on the left hand will be an impressive memorial to the Defenders of the sky, erected to mark the 71st anniversary of the victory in the great Patriotic war. It depicts two of the aircraft — our La 5FN, rising to the sky, and the downed Focke-Wulf FW 189, nicknamed “frame.”If you travel to the city from the Red Gates (Moscow M-2), on the left hand will be an impressive memorial to the Defenders of the sky, erected to mark the 71st anniversary of the victory in the great Patriotic war. It depicts two of the aircraft — our La 5FN, rising to the sky, and the downed Focke-Wulf FW 189, nicknamed “frame.”

To save time on the road to Tula, you can go by local train from Kurskiy station, for example, a comfortable and fast Express train, with a ticket price of 500 rubles. Journey time — 2 hours 20 min.

On a siding at the Moscow railway station in Tula from 22 April 2015 and visitors meets train No. 13 Tul “worker”. This is a mockup, but a real train under the same name and the name participated in the defense of the city in 1941. Since 1936, there have been several dozen such trains.On a siding at the Moscow railway station in Tula from 22 April 2015 and visitors meets train No. 13 Tul “worker”. This is a mockup, but a real train under the same name and the name participated in the defense of the city in 1941. Since 1936, there have been several dozen such trains.

What few know about

Earlier in the Tula were the existing airport, and it plans to reopen for civilian. Now the gunners are the Moscow airports. To get them either by train or by one of two roads: M-2 or M-4. The first of them free, with a quality finish. If you’re lucky, the journey time will be the same as by train — 2 hours 20 min. On the toll M-4 makes sense to go if the M-2 tube. They start in the area of congresses in Serpukhov.

One of the tolls on the highway M-4 “don”. The fare for each section of the car is 200 RUB.One of the tolls on the highway M-4 “don”. The fare for each section of the car is 200 RUB.

  • And still recommend to travel to Tula M-2 at least because if enough time along the way you can visit the house-Museum of Chekhov in Melikhovo, colorful Serpukhov, Museum-reserve of the artist Vasily Polenov Museum, commander of the cruiser “Varyag” Rudnev. In the compulsory program of visits of Tula it is necessary to include the estate of Yasnaya Polyana Tolstoy.
  • Tula glorified itself in many literary works. But the greatest of these, of course, the book Leskov about Lefty — the same one who shod a flea. The city has, of course, and an individual statue of master, close to Museum of weapons. The prototype was the master of the Tula arms factory Alexey Surin. There is a monument with the flea: and it affects the size. Those who have read “the Enchanted wanderer” or “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk”, never call Leskov storyteller or a shallow writer.

Another one of the numerous military monuments of Tula — “Three bayonets” in Victory square. Memorial officially opened on 16 October 1968. Renovated in 2005 to mark the 60th anniversary of the victory. Tula called memorial just bayonets.Another one of the numerous military monuments of Tula — “Three bayonets” in Victory square. Memorial officially opened on 16 October 1968. Renovated in 2005 to mark the 60th anniversary of the victory. Tula called memorial just bayonets.

  • One of the famous names associated with Tula, — the Demidovs, Russian Industrialists, gunsmiths. With the founder of the dynasty, Nikita Demidov (Antyufeeva) is associated with many legends, the most famous of which is the fact that he not only repaired the associate of Peter I, the Baron Shafirov, its a German gun, but made an exact copy. And therefore got the order for the manufacture of guns on the Western model for the Northern war.

State Museum of weapons in Tula is opposite the Armory. A must to visit. A very interesting exhibition of weapons and firearms from the XVI century to our days. Make sure you have enough free time at least a couple of hours.State Museum of weapons in Tula is opposite the Armory. A must to visit. A very interesting exhibition of weapons and firearms from the XVI century to our days. Make sure you have enough free time at least a couple of hours.

By the way, the local Bureau is working until now, and develops high-precision guidance system for the Russian troops.

  • Tula gingerbread is known since the XVII century. They were first mentioned in the book scribe 1685. Modern production resumed after the war, in 1954, to the discovery of the all-Union agricultural exhibition (VSHV), the future of the Soviet era. Head of the food industry Tula oblast Executive Committee Ivan Lukich Davydov quickly found the elderly, vypekali gingerbread before the October revolution. Restored equipment for baking in an armaments factory, the woodworking shop manufactured forms of lime, baked cakes and took on trial the leadership of the country. Those estimated. And recently, Tula gingerbread was included in the menu of the main Russian airline.
The monument to Nikita Demidov stands next to the Museum of weapons, near Nikolo-Zaretsky Church, which is in the city simply called the Demidov Church, as it is the tomb of the Demidovs. The founder of the temple is Akinfiy Nikitich, the son of the head of the dynasty. Built in 1730-1734.The monument to Nikita Demidov stands next to the Museum of weapons, near Nikolo-Zaretsky Church, which is in the city simply called the Demidov Church, as it is the tomb of the Demidovs. The founder of the temple is Akinfiy Nikitich, the son of the head of the dynasty. Built in 1730-1734. The best souvenir from Tula — a set of cakes with different flavors.The best souvenir from Tula — a set of cakes with different flavors.
Arrived in Tula, you are unlikely to pass by the Museum of samovars. It’s full of interesting instances.Arrived in Tula, you are unlikely to pass by the Museum of samovars. It’s full of interesting instances.
  • Speaking of Tula, it is impossible not to mention the samovar. In the late XVIII century — early XIX-th in the city founded the samovar many workshops, such as brothers Lisiting, Lalini and Batashevs, Morozova, Medvedev, Lomov, Kuracheva, Chernikova, Rudakov and others. But if you are interested in old samovars, do not expect to buy here antique copy at a knockdown price. Better buy new in the shop at the factory “Stamp” on Oneuscom highway 4. Price varies from 4200 rubles per liter-electric up to 120 000 rubles for a 5 litre painted “Leo Tolstoy”.

In General a lot of interesting sculptures. For example, the so called “Tula tea party” or just “samovar”, on street puzakova and October. The focus, of course, one of the brands of the Tula — samovar.In General a lot of interesting sculptures. For example, the so called “Tula tea party” or just “samovar”, on street puzakova and October. The focus, of course, one of the brands of the Tula — samovar.

  • During the war, Tula was bombed and because of the strong defense, and due to the fact that the German high command wanted to retain the arms factories. However, from the historical buildings in the city during the Soviet era preserved much — mainly buildings in the center. Weekend for introductory walks will be enough. And do not rush to cover all the possible museums and excursions for once — you’ll want to come back, especially from Moscow Tula is very close.

On October, 26, opposite the Museum and store carrots near ekzotarium (in the people — “the pit”), where you can see snakes, lizards, crocodiles, a metal dinosaur Tyrannosaurus Rex. Simply put, the Tyrannosaurus. The sculpture is and the informal name — “the monument to mother-in-law”. On March 8 she laid flowers.On October, 26, opposite the Museum and store carrots near ekzotarium (in the people — “the pit”), where you can see snakes, lizards, crocodiles, a metal dinosaur Tyrannosaurus Rex. Simply put, the Tyrannosaurus. The sculpture is and the informal name — “the monument to mother-in-law”. On March 8 she laid flowers.

  • But the estate of Leo N. Tolstoy “Yasnaya Polyana” (she is 14 km from Tula), where was written “War and peace” and “Anna Karenina”, the Nazis were not spared. In one of the local wings writer has lived for over 50 years. The manor is the tomb of Leo Tolstoy. Say that count Tolstoy went from his estate to Moscow on foot, passing about 180 miles one way.

In the “Yasnaya Polyana” well and in the winter, but better, of course, in summer and in Sunny weather.In the “Yasnaya Polyana” well and in the winter, but better, of course, in summer and in Sunny weather.

What to buy

Of course, first and foremost from Tula is bringing gingerbread, gaining them not only for themselves but also for relatives, friends and acquaintances. Gingerbread release enterprise “Staraya Tula”, “Lakomka”, “Yasnaya Polyana”, “Honey tradition”, as well as a number of smaller manufacturers. I like Yasnaya Polyana, but it makes sense to buy a sample of different. But only in the city, and not on the road on the way to Tula or back. There is a risk in the rush to acquire a callous and honey cakes. Fresh needs to bend but not break.

If you have enough money, you can buy cakes and samovar in the store as “Stamp”. By the way, great gift!

The town is famous for the so-called reed instruments: accordion and harmonicas. In Tula they produce about two hundred years. Started fishing the same samoborski and gunsmiths, improved German concertina, and after constructing an accordion. Of course, in the city and accordions accordions, in fact, with the keyboard attached to the organ of the Vienna master Demian in 1829. One of the most famous factories “Tula accordion” on the 5th Krivolutsky, 3.

A lot of interesting shops in the city for lovers of small arms. Here you can buy a rifle or carbine, made in a single copy. In the gift — edged weapons, Easter eggs, picnic sets. I recommend to go to the store weapons company “Lefty-e” to the street of the famous gunsmith Mosin.

Where and what is

Food in the city no problem. There are cafes and restaurants for any taste and budget. Of course, the two most popular kinds of cuisine — Russian and European. For the brazen point of the fast food variety of Burger and pizza restaurants. To advise something concrete, not taken. But if you like fresh beer with an interesting taste, I recommend to visit the brewery Salden’S on the Krasnoarmeysky prospect, 22 or the restaurant “Augustine” on Zhavoronkova, 1A, near one of the entrances to the Central Park of p. P. Belousova. Peter Petrovich was a sanitary doctor in the Russian Empire.

The main building of the estate of the artist Vasily Dmitrievich Polenov. You can see the work of the artist, his family and friends, to look into the workshops, to present, as lived Russian creative intelligentsia a hundred years ago.The main building of the estate of the artist Vasily Dmitrievich Polenov. You can see the work of the artist, his family and friends, to look into the workshops, to present, as lived Russian creative intelligentsia a hundred years ago.

Where to live

In abundance in the city and hotels from the most expensive five-star to unpretentious. Will not be easy to rent an apartment. And even better to have in Tula friends. To do this, by the way, is very simple — prior to welcome.

On the way

If you do not deviate from the route and do not stop in from Moscow you will pass directly to Tula. If you want you can visit Melikhovo, Serpukhov, Polenovo, the estate Rudnev. If ahead of a long weekend, can be stronger to deviate from the route and to call in Tarusa, for example in the garden Roerich and Richter. On M-2 lot of gas stations, including network, where you can not only fuel, but also to eat. Although I would advise to wait until Tula and full meals.

To leave the city better, of course, in the morning.

Route: Moscow — Tula — Moscow, 183 kilometers from MKAD

Travel time: there — 2:20 back — 3:35

Viewed points: 5

Spending on bansin: 1500 RUB.

To the hotel: 3000 RUB.

For lunch-dinner: 6000 RUB.

On museums and other attractions: 1000 RUB.

Souvenirs: 1500 RUB.

Total potracina (for two): 14 000 RUB.

From Tula, and other Russian cities frequented by tourists, do not expect cheapness.

Report on the journey of Vladimir, see the link.

On a weekend in Tula the monument to the flea, the best cakes and local beer

Photo: Ilya Pimenov and Wikipedia.org

On a weekend in Tula the monument to the flea, the best cakes and local beer

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