"Tula on Foot: Old Town on River Banks"

Duration: 1 h. 30 min.
Age: For everyone
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  • Description

    • You will learn about the heart of the city – a stone fortress built in the 16th century, find out where Krymsky and Izyumsky roads were located, discover why the stone fortress was built in a swale and what heroic events are associated with it

    • You will learn about the settlement of Tula (posad), the old town of the 16th and 17th centuries, visit the wonderful Church of the Annunciation built in 1692

    • You will travel through three epochs of Kazanskaya Embankment in Tula

    • You will find out why the Upa River, which had been navigable in the 18th century, became shallow and where the first state-owned arms plant was built in Russia

    • You will discover whether the story about blacksmith Levsha and craftsman Tychka was true or just a myth

    • You will visit a unique old merchant quarter, which looked like a piece of Petersburg in Tula due to its row houses

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