Tula Kremlin

Top choice in Western European Russia

This restored stone fortress, first constructed out of wood in the early 16th century, is home to the stunning 18th-century Assumption Cathedral. The kremlin’s grounds are entered through the green-domed Odoyevskikh Vorog Tower. Climb up to the ramparts to view the insides of some of the other eight towers punctuating the walls.

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1. Assumption Cathedral

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

2. Arms Museum - Tula Kremlin


The kremlin branch of the Arms Museum hosts temporary exhibitions displaying military weaponry from around the globe and spanning different wars…

3. Tula Samovar Museum

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‘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…

4. Lenin Statue

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

5. Arms Museum


Tula has been a weapons manufacturing centre for centuries, a legacy celebrated at this fantastically kitted-out new building that houses an impressive…

6. Antiquities Exhibition Centre

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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…

7. Tula Necropolis

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

8. Central Park

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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…