What do you know about the ancient city of Tula? Gingerbread, the Kremlin, Yasnaya Polyana … But this is not all that the city can offer tourists. Fascinating and interactive museum exhibitions, walks along the Kazan embankment, unique animals of the Tula exotarium …
If you prefer a non-trivial acquaintance with the city, then our selection of unusual options will appeal to you. Those who already know Tula will surely find something new for themselves. And if you are traveling to the gingerbread capital for the first time, then our tips will make your first acquaintance bright and memorable.
Option one: cognitive-amazing
How can you have an unusual vacation in Tula with your whole family? Simple: visit the exciting exhibit at the new Exotarium building in Central Park. The city has been waiting for this event for a very long time, and for good reason: from the very first minute, the visitor finds himself in the incredible tropical jungle, where lemurs, meerkats, mongooses and other mammals live. Children will definitely love the incredible beauty of the waterfall, under which you can walk and even touch it with your hands!
All decorations have been made as accurately as possible to reflect the natural habitat of the animals.
But do not forget about the old exposition of the exotarium on Oktyabrskaya Street: its doors are still open to visitors every day. Here visitors will find one of the largest expositions of amphibians and reptiles in Russia - 241 species! Among them, the long-nosed shrub snake should be especially noted. It has long been considered an extinct species, until one day the workers of the Exotarium found several individuals in the forests of Vietnam. The offspring that we managed to get within the walls of the Tula laboratory, over time, "crawled" in zoos all over the world!
You can learn other fascinating stories about the inhabitants of the Tula zoo from the guides, so don't miss the opportunity to visit it!
Option two: sports-active
Skating rink on Lenin Square
Go for a skating rink in the heart of the city or spend the day on the couch in front of the TV screen? Rent a bike in the park or play computer games? And here Thule has something to offer to lovers of active recreation.
For example, the two-level indoor rope park "Treasure Island" will appeal to both children and adults. Here you can walk along the track either alone or with an instructor. High-quality equipment, interesting trails and climbing walls - you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience!
For lovers of winter sports, there are several ski resorts in Tula at once - Forino and Malakhovo. For tourists and residents of the city, there is a rental of alpine skis, snowboards and even tubing. No experience - no problem! Qualified instructors will help you. Special artificial snowmaking systems are provided on the slopes and slopes, so that even a warm winter will not be a hindrance.
There is also a place for extreme relaxation in Tula: Valley X. This center is distinguished by its steep slopes and slides - a place not for weaklings! But this makes it more interesting, doesn't it? In winter, in a cozy cafe you can warm yourself up with a cup of delicious tea, and in summer you can visit the famous foam party.
Option three: New Year's
New Year's tourism is an integral part for many residents of our large and immense homeland. At this magical time of the year, many skating rinks, unusual festivals and master classes are always open for guests and residents of the city.
And this is not all the winter joys of Tula! Various events of various scales are held here: this is the "New Year's Capital of Russia 2018/2019", and the annual residence of Father Frost in Central Park, and traditional concerts, and fairs of Tula food near the main city Christmas tree. And with the opening of the Kazanskaya Embankment, there are even more places for fun!
As you can see, a trip to Tula is not only about the red walls of the Kremlin and the white gates of Yasnaya Polyana. And why don't you get to know her from a new side right now?