Yasnaya Polyana is an absolute must-see when in Tula! (Or Moscow — it’s a 3-hour drive from the capital). It is here that the world-known author of the “War and Peace” bestseller actually lived for over fifty years and spent his last days!
It was founded in the XVII century and belonged to several noble families. On August 28, 1828, Lev Tolstoy was born in Yasnaya Polyana. There he wrote War and Peace, Anna Karenina and other works. There he was buried.
In Yasnaya Polyana, you can feel the atmosphere of the Russian nobility and get to know the character and way of life of the great writer.
The best time to visit the manor is spring, when apple orchards are in bloom.If you come in August or September, you will be able to pick delicious apples right from the trees. Picturesque Russian scenery, sweet-smelling apples, horses and cute cats all around — you will love it!
Leo Tolstoy’s former estate is now turned into a museum. Inside, there are a lot of his books and personal things. And make sure to take a walk up into the large park to see Tolstoy’s grave!
Yasnaya Polyana occupies quite a large territory with a lot of fruit orchards. The place is peaceful and breathtakingly beautiful. Picturesque Russian scenery, sweet-smelling apples, horses and cute cats all around — you will love it!
Yasnaya Polyana is a great place to feel the Russian spirit to the fullest!