architecture

Tula Kremlin (Тульский Кремль)

The Tula Kremlin is the fortress in the center of Tula. It is the architectural monument of the XVI century and the oldest construction in the city.

Tula Kremlin

The Grand Prince of Moscow Vasili III laid the wooden fortress in the left bank of the River Upa in 1507 to defense the way to Moscow from the Crimean Khanate forces.  In 1514 “the masonry town” was started to build instead of the wooden constructions.

The Tula Kremlin has the unique architecture integrating the West-European-type fortifications and traditional Russian art of building.

Monuments and attractions in the Tula Kremlin:

  • The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Russian Baroque style built in 1766;
  • The Epiphany Cathedral made in honor of the soldiers French invasion of Russia in 1812;
  • Shopping arcade of XIX century;
  • The first municipal power station;
  • Historical exhibitions.

Open hours and price

The Tula Kremlin Territory

Daily – from 10 to 22

Free of charge

The Tula Kremlin Museums

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – from 10 to 20 (ticket office till 19.15)

Saturday, Sunday – from 10 to 18

Day off – Monday, and the last Tuesday of each month

Ticket price – 250 rubles

Excursions in the English language 2000-2200 rubles per group of 2-9 persons

How to get to the Tula Kremlin

Tula, Mendeleevskaya Ulitsa, 2

In the Russian language – Тула, Менделеевская ул., 2

Links

The Tula Kremlin website in the Russian language

We recommend visiting nearby

Tula Samovars Museum – 0.3 km walking

PHOTO depositphotos.com

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