What to see in Tula in summer

What to see in Tula in summer

Tula is famous throughout the country and the world not only for weapons, samovars, accordions and gingerbread. The ancient fortress - the Tula Kremlin, the beautiful embankment of the Upa River, picturesque green parks, interesting museums and entertainment venues - this city has many places for interesting family leisure with children.

-meter Ferris wheel

On October 26, a new Ferris wheel, the tallest in the city, was opened in the vicinity of the Maxi shopping and entertainment center in Tula. Taking a ride with children on it, you can explore the historical center of the ancient Russian city from a height of 55 meters - the Tula Kremlin, Kazan embankment; as well as the picturesque bends of the local Upa River, the new Museum of Weapons, built in the shape of a heroic helmet-shishak, and other interesting places.

Each of the 23 closed cabins for 6 people has soft benches, air conditioning and panoramic windows. One of these observation booths is specially equipped for lovers and newlyweds. And the 24th booth is specially equipped for people with disabilities. A wheelchair is freely included in it, and inside there are handrails and a separate sitting place for an accompanying person. Each booth contains information about various Tula sights. A full revolution of the Ferris wheel takes from 10 to 15 minutes.

Tula Kremlin

The Tula Kremlin is the oldest architectural structure in the city. It is over 500 years old. In ancient times, it was a military fortress that protected the Moscow state from the predatory raids of the nomadic Tatars.

The architectural ensemble of the Kremlin includes, in addition to the ancient brick walls and towers, the old Assumption and Epiphany Cathedrals, the 19th century shopping arcade. On the territory of the Kremlin there is a Museum and Exhibition Complex with modern multimedia expositions. In its four exhibition halls, you can see muskets, sabers, crossbows, broadswords and other examples of ancient weapons.

City Kremlin Garden

The Kremlin Garden is the oldest city square and borders the walls of the Tula Kremlin. It is located on the site of a moat that surrounded the walls of the Kremlin in antiquity, and Sennaya Square near the Nikitskaya Tower, which existed until 1834. Then the fire destroyed the wooden buildings of the Haymarket, and it was decided not to restore the bazaar, but to equip a city garden on this place.

This is the first place in the city where amusement rides were arranged: in summer - swings with merry-go-rounds, and in winter - ice slides. The shady avenues of the garden around the Kremlin have been the best place for walks with children and romantic meetings for centuries. In 2000/2010s, large-scale works were carried out to equip the city garden. Equipped with automatic irrigation systems, area lighting, playgrounds and sports grounds with a soft surface.

A number of monuments have been erected in the Kremlin Garden: to the revolutionary workers of 1905; Karl Marx; Saints Peter and Fevronia; sculptural composition "Mushroom meadow" (Hedgehog among mushrooms).

Central Park of Culture and Rest named after Peter Belousov, with a zoo corner

This is the largest park in Tula, a natural monument of regional significance and an object of national heritage. Its territory covers more than 140 hectares, about one hundred of which is forest. There is a cascade of three ponds, an extensive recreational area. There are over twenty attractions installed, there is a fountain and many cafes.

Tula in the summer is a great option for a weekend trip. Here you can walk around the territory of the 16th century fortress and the adjacent embankment, see historical monuments and small expositions of colorful museums. The warm season is a good time for a trip to the picturesque surroundings with the estates of famous creators and a visit to the legendary Kulikov field.

Attractions

What to see in Tula in summer? You can bypass the historic city center with ancient sights, take a boat ride along the Kremlin walls and the embankment, and also visit museums that glorify Tula as the capital of gingerbread, samovars and arms business. Summer is an ideal time for long walks; you can stop for relaxation in parks or in squares with fountains.

Metalistov Street and Kazanskaya Embankment

The pedestrian street Metallistov is being transformed by the city authorities into a modern Museum Quarter. It existed back in the 16th century. and was called Nikolskaya. Subsequently, the street was renamed several times; it received its modern name in 1924 because of the branch of the Moscow Society for Metal Processing located on it. In the past centuries, merchants lived here, now their estates are being restored in order to preserve the historical appearance of the street. In the mansion No. 10 with stucco molding and half-columns there was a gingerbread production and the founder of the Tula Gingerbread factory M. Belolipetskiy lived.

From st. Metalists should go to the stone Annunciation Church - the oldest Orthodox church in Tula, a monument of the 17th century. Then go to Krestovozdvizhenskaya square with a fountain (the lights turn on in the evening) and go to Kazanskaya embankment. This is a well-equipped walking area between the walls of the Kremlin and the territory of the arms factory on the opposite bank. Between them there is a small canal, which is used for boating in summer. In warm weather, it will also be pleasant to take a bike ride here. The embankment has wooden flooring, benches, playgrounds, observation bridges, cafes, swings, and an amphitheater. This is a platform for regular, diverse events. From the embankment you can walk to the Kremlin Garden.

Tula Kremlin

The construction of the Tula Kremlin began in 1507 and lasted 13 years. This ancient fortress has become one of the main attractions of the city. From the time of construction, the Kremlin towers have been preserved in almost the same form, now they house expositions. In summer, guided tours of the Kremlin walls and towers are organized; it is better to buy tickets in advance. On the territory of the fortress there are: Epiphany Cathedral (mid-19th century), which in the USSR became a place for expositions of the Museum of Weapons; the graceful Assumption Cathedral (18th century) with valuable old paintings; gallery of the Trading Rows (1837-1841); the building of the Tula Power Plant (1900) and a number of museums.

Lenin Square

Lenin Square is the main venue for major city holidays. In the summer, a singing fountain works here, the musical accompaniment is turned on every hour (12: 00-22: 45), and in the evening the lights come on. The fountain is located near the Tula gingerbread monument and the Assumption Cathedral (built in 1902). On the square you can also see the Transfiguration Church (XIX century) in the style of classicism, the building of the Government of the Tula region, a monument to V.I.Lenin.

Parks

Tula parks in summer are a great place to relax after walking. Central Park named after P. P. Belousov is popular among locals and tourists. There is a huge green area - it covers 97 hectares out of the total area of ​​the park of 143 hectares. You can find a secluded place or use the developed infrastructure of the park - these are attractions, bike and roller skate rental, a children's playground, cafes, sports grounds, a small zoo and much more.

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