Tula is famous for its kremlin and closely associated in the Russian mind with weapons, samovars and pryanik spiced-bread. In addition to this, a trip to Tula should be combined with visiting Tolstoy's estate of Yasnaya Polyana which is located outside the city. You could do both in a single day trip from Moscow, but there is enough to see in Tula to fill a day trip by itself.
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Of course Tula's most famous site is its Kremlin and a trip to the city should start here. Inside the kremlin there is the elegant Dormition Cathedral and the Epiphany Cathedral.
Tula State Museum of Weapons
Learn about Tula's history of weapon production at the Tula State Museum of Weapons which is in the process of relocating to aspecially built helmet-shaped building.
In addition to weapons, Tula is also famous for pryanik gingerbread and for samovars and the city has museums dedicated to both items.