Literary estates of Tula and its surroundings – Road.Travel

Literary estates of Tula and its surroundings

Road Trip Route. Visit the A.K.Paustovsky House Museum and Marina Tsvetaeva Museum in Tarusa., To visit Yasnaya Polyana and Kozlova Zaseka station., Stroll through the fashionable districts of Tula, To visit the only Filimonov Toy Museum in Russia, Weave Belev lace and make amulet..

Journey around Tula and the iconic places for literature lovers. You will visit the K.G. Paustovsky Memorial Museum and Marina Tsvetaeva Museum in Tarus. You'll visit "Spassko-Lutovinov", I.S. Turgenev museum-reserve. And, of course, in Yasnaya Polyana, the estate of Leo Tolstoy. In addition, you can learn about traditional folk crafts, try Belyov pastila and create nettle amulets.

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Museum of K.G. Paustovsky and the house of Marina Tsvetaeva

On the first day of the trip we will visit Tarusa, where we will visit the house-museum of K. Paustovsky and see the monument and house of Marina Tsvetaeva. Then we will have lunch at the restaurant, where we will cook from farm products and walk around evening Tula. Автор фото: [Alkhimov Maxim@Wikipedia Commons](


Дом-музей К.Паустовского

The only Russian Konstantin Paustovsky Memorial Museum in Tarus was opened not so long ago, in 2012. The small and cozy house has preserved the atmosphere of the middle of the last century. And in the garden you can see Paustovsky's favorite gazebo overlooking the Taruska River. The museum is open from Friday to Sunday. It can only be accessed by [e-ticket]( for a specific session. Sessions: 11:00,13:00,15:00,17:00.

Памятник Марине Цветаевой

The monument to Marina Tsvetaeva in a quiet, beautiful place on the river bank. The poetess spent her childhood in Tarusa and remembered those times with warmth. They say that a rainbow appeared in the sky at the opening ceremony of the monument in 2006.

Tsvetayevy family museum

The museum is located in the "House of Thio". Thio is the nickname that Marina and Anastasia Tsvetaeva gave to their grandfather's second wife. As a child, sisters used to come here in winter and often visited in summer. Personal belongings, books with autographs, furniture from the house in Trikhprudny Lane have been preserved in the museum. The museum often hosts festive events related to the work of Marina Tsvetaeva. It's better to visit the House of Tsvetaev with a tour. You can make an appointment by phone: 8 (484-35) 2-51-92. Monday's the day off. The last Wednesday of the month is a health day.

Марк и Лев

A small restaurant in Privolje. Warm atmosphere, tasty and cozy. All dishes are made with products of local farms.

Памятник Тульское чаепитие

The sculpture dedicated to tea drinking appeared in Tula not long ago, in 2014. Warm and cozy, it combines the main symbols of the city: samovar, Tula gingerbread, harmonica.

Kazanskaya Naberezhnaya

In the XIX century Kazanskaya embankment was part of the Kremlin garden and was very popular among citizens. In the 20s of XX century, after the First World War, the embankment began to belong to the Tula arms factory and slowly came into disrepair. A hundred years later it was decided to be restored, and now the Tula embankment is a fashionable modern space. The quay is divided into three zones: - gingerbread with cafes, arbours and restaurants; - concert - with swings, art objects and a festive stage; - a children's room with bars, slides and table tennis. From the Kazan embankment you can get to Metalist pedestrian street, which is part of the museum quarter.

What Else?

A modern gastropub in the center of Tula. Unusual and delicious menu, friendly staff, warm atmosphere. Large selection of cocktails.


The city space "Iskra" occupies the former building of the diocesan school. It is now a fashionable quarter with many cafes, restaurants and shops. Iskra hosts lectures, master classes, concerts, fairs and festive events. There are thematic photo zones.

Day 2: Filimonovskaya Toy and Belyovaya Pastille

The second day of the trip will help you learn about traditional Tula workshops. We will visit the Filimonov Toy Museum. Then we will visit the museum "Old Traditions", where you can taste Belove pastila and other sweets. In the middle of the day we'll go to "Spassko-Lutovinovo", I.S.Turgenev Memorial Museum.

Filimonovskaya Igrushka

It is the only museum in Russia where unique clay toys from more than 40 regions are collected. The exposition of the museum includes about 3000 toys. The basis is the Filimonovskaya toy. For several centuries in the village of Filimonovo lived pottery. And they made bright whistles out of clay remainders. By the middle of the XIX century, Tula clay figures became popular throughout the country. Since then, the secrets of their production are passed from generation to generation. In the souvenir shop you can buy products by local craftsmen. By phone: +7-910-151-07-70 - it is possible to order excursion. The museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Museum of Pastille "Old Traditions"

A small museum dedicated to the traditional crafts of Belyov. Visitors will learn how to weave the finest local lace and prepare the famous Belyov pastille. You can take part in workshops on weaving lace on bobbins, woodcarving or creating ritual dolls. You can also taste and buy local pastila, kissel, marshmallow and marmalade if you wish. A visit to the museum is possible only by prior appointment by phone: +7 (909) 264-76-32.


A small cafe with delicious homemade food in Belove. Pleasant interior, warm atmosphere.

Gosudarstvennyy Memorial'nyy I Prirodnyy Muzey-Zapovednik I.s. Turgeneva "Spasskoye-Lutovinovo"

"Spasskoye-Lutovinovo is the only memorial museum of I.S. Turgenev in Russia. The estate was built at the beginning of the XIX century by landowner I.I. Lutovinov, and then it was inherited by I.S. Turgenev's mother and became a family nest of the Turgenevs. Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev spent his childhood here, came for rest and holidays. In 1852 the writer was in exile in Spassky. It was here in 1861 that he wrote the novel "Fathers and Children". Now you can visit the house-museum, outbuilding, park and the Temple of the Savior of Transfiguration. There are excursions and master classes at the estate. You can sign up [on site](


A popular place with a beautiful view of the Upa River, the Museum of Arms and the surrounding area. Photo sessions are often held here.

Лепим и варим

Pleasant restaurant in the city center. The menu has a large selection of dumplings with unusual fillings and dumplings. There are also salads and desserts.

Day 3: Yasnaya Polyana, Kozlova Zaseka and the open-air museum

On the last day of the trip we will visit Yasnaya Polyana, the estate of Leo Tolstoy. We will visit Kozlov Zasek, a railway station close to Yasnaya Polyana that has preserved the flavor of the XIX century. Then we'll go to the open-air museum - Krapivna village. Photo author: [ Commons](

Yasnaya Polyana

The famous estate, where Leo Tolstoy was born and spent most of his life. He especially loved the places that reminded him of his mother: the gazebo, the Lower Park and the greenhouse. Here he wrote many cult works, among them "Anna Karenina" and "War and Peace". The house museum can only be accessed by appointment. Tickets for excursions can be bought [on site]( Monday's a day off. On the last Tuesday of the month, the House of L.N. Tolstoy is closed. On the last Wednesday of the month the Kuzminsky Wing is closed.

Kozlova Zaseka, Muzeyno-Vokzal'nyy Kompleks

The nearest railway station to "Yasnaya Polyana" has preserved the atmosphere of the late XIX century. Here the Tolstoy family received mail and welcomed guests. In 1918 the station was renamed into "Yasnaya Polyana", and in 2001 the station returned its original name to "Kozlov Zasek". There is a clock at the station, which is always 6.30 - the time when the body of Leo Tolstoy was delivered to the station. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Excursions are held (information about excursions can be found on site). The last Wednesday of the month is a sanitary day.

Ресторан "Дворянская усадьба" (Гастрономическая карта России)

At the restaurant you can taste dishes based on recipes from the cookbook of Sophia Andreyevna Tolstoy.


It is a small village founded in 1389. Many ancient buildings are still preserved here. Krapivna is a charming open-air museum. In the house of merchant Pryanchikov you can see an exhibition dedicated to Russian art. In the house of the merchant Astafiev plans to exhibit foreign art. The observation deck on the Plava River offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. Historically, there was an observation tower on this place. The coat of arms depicts nettles, the symbol and logo of the city.

Krapivenskiy Krayevedcheskiy Muzey. Usad'ba L. N. Tolstogo

The museum is located in an ancient merchants' mansion of Saburovs in the center of Krapivna. Here you will learn about the history of the ancient town and how it relates to the life of Leo Tolstoy. After the excursion you can drink herbal tea, learn about the amazing properties of nettle and even make it into a guardian. The museum offers master classes and excursions. You can make an appointment by phone: +7 (48751) 71-1-18.

Mr. Cup

A cozy cafe in the center of Tula. Delicious dishes and desserts, large coffee menu. Suitable place for a tasty meal and relaxation.