Central Park

Western European Russia

A large, pleasant park perfect for strolling and watching locals cycling and rollerblading around. If you enter the park from pr Lenina, you'll see the huge Tolstoy statue. There are a few cafes dotted around the park, or you can get a beer and a tasty meal at brasserie Pyotr Petrovich at the park's northern entrance.

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1. Tula Regional Arts Museum

0.34 MILES

This exceptional gallery charts a course from gilded icons and late-15th-century European paintings through to fascinating pieces of socialist realism…

2. Tolstoy Statue

0.42 MILES

Local wags have it that the writer – celebrated here in a huge statue of him walking – was on his way to the vodka factory that was once housed in the…

3. Antiquities Exhibition Centre

0.67 MILES

In this interactive museum split between two buildings, kids will get a kick out of the Stone Age and Bronze Age finds from the Tula area, including…

4. Tula Necropolis


Set over 50 hectares, photography buffs will love this huge, gorgeously creepy graveyard, with hundreds of telegenic tombstones slowly being devoured by…

5. Lenin Statue

1.19 MILES

This giant Lenin statue looms large over Tula's central square (pl Lenina) with its brutal architecture of the old Soviet city.

6. Tula Samovar Museum


‘To take one’s own samovar to Tula’ is a Russian idiom coined by Anton Chekhov, denoting a pointless activity. Local production of this essential part of…

7. Assumption Cathedral

1.37 MILES

The five burnished gold onion domes of this 18th-century cathedral rise over the ramparts of Tula's kremlin.

8. Tula Kremlin

1.41 MILES

This restored stone fortress, first constructed out of wood in the early 16th century, is home to the stunning 18th-century Assumption Cathedral. The…