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Yasnaya Polyana Museum-Estate of Leo Tolstoy

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Address: Oktyabrskaya St., 12, Yasnaya Polyana 301214, Russia
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Nice park

Good for a half-day long walk in the park. The Tolstoy mansion isn't really an attraction, so do not waste your 2 hours on it, if you are not a particular fan of his. The park is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Natalia P
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Russia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for a half-day long walk in the park. The Tolstoy mansion isn't really an attraction, so do not waste your 2 hours on it, if you are not a particular fan of his. The park is best to be visited in late spring or during summertime. Very good small cafe-restaurant in the park with Russian cousine, prepared on spot.

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to see! Must see! House of Tolstoy family, thousands of real things(not copies, but original), huge park, master-class, horses, you will love it! Tour guide tells you and involve even your 3 y.o. son! Very interesting. The only problem is to have a lunch: cafe In front of the entrance is always too busy.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I visited the Leo Tolstoy Estate at Yasnaya Polyana as I find the author's work fascinating. When we got there we were greeted by our guide 'Olga' who speaks excellent English and who's passion for the history of Leo Tolstoy is amazing. We were taken around the estate at a nice leisurely pace, there was no rushing around like at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Estate is beautiful but a little tricky to locate by public bus from Tula. There is a lack of signage so if you struggle with Russian language maybe try and come on a planned excursion. The estate is beautiful and we went when all the leaves were gold! The ticketing system is a little strange and it appears you... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you like Tolstoy and nature you need to come here. If you have never heard about Tolstoy it's still worth to come. Huge territory with loads of different gardens. When you walk there you can try to imagine how he walked there. Also you can find his grave there however if you won't know that it's there you will... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Tolstoj's estate of Jasnaja Poljana is absolutely remarkable. The house is as it was in over a hundred years ago. So much history. All of his precious books are in his personal library and then there's remarkable portraits on the wall. We caught the bus from Tula here and we bought tickets with an excursion for 200 rubles. We indeed... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

Leo Tolstoy was born in this house (Tolstoy called it Yasnaya Polyana). He wrote “War and Peace” and “Anna Karenina” here. He was buried here, too. The house became Tolstoy’s memorial museum in 1921. The museum has Tolstoy's collections/writings of more than 20,000 books and much personal stuff, like dresses, shoes, furniture, dinning sets, wall pictures, etc. We walked around... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a beautiful estate a few kilometers outside Tula. You may walk the grounds, enjoy crafts and nature for a very nominial fee. Or for a few more rubles you can take a guided tour that includes the interiors of two buildings including the house where Lev Tolstoy was born and lived as an adult. The normal tours are... More 

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2 Thank L W
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

If you come to Tula, Yasnaya Polyana is a must-visit place. It is a piece of carefully preserved past, telling a story of the life of one of the greatest writers in history. The tours can be made in different languages, among them even Korean (!), so everyone will find a suitable option. Apart from waking in a tour group... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

nice complex with many facilities like restaurants spa hotel large swimmingpool. verry interesting was the cryo sauna that went down to 180 degrees below 0. Food in the restaurant was good, due to the low rubble rate was the pricing acceptable.

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