Yasnaya Polyana, Yasnaya Polyana

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Yasnaya Polyana, home of the famed Russian writer, sits preserved just as it was when Tolstoy died in 1910. The writer was born on this property and buried in the forest behind the estate, although he spent a portion of his life in much more lavish Moscow quarters. Visit the memorial museum to see where the writer crafted the novel "War and Peace." Browse the displays of Tolstoy's personal items, as well as his immense library of over 22,000 books. If time permits, take the long walk into the forest to find Tolstoy's grave. Make Yasnaya Polyana a part of your Yasnaya Polyana vacation plans using our Yasnaya Polyana vacation planner.
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  • We visited Yasnaya Polyana during the May holidays in Russia. Taxis in Tula and Tula region are generally quite cheap and so we took a taxi for three people from the city centre and it took us about.....  more »
  • I went there by myself by train and buses following a online post. Because of the language barrier, it was an adventure. I used google translate on my way to transfer buses and people in Tula was...  more »
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  • How to visit: Time: start in the morning (it takes 2 hours 30 minutes drive from the southern point of Moscow or 25 minutes from the centre of Tula). Season: end of summer as you can taste apples 🍏 >🍎 just from the trees 🌳. Parking 🚗: free but not much parking lots near the entrance. Any way you can find a place to park the car even on a crowded day. Cost: it’s a cheap place to visit. You can enter for free via the secret entrance at the beginning of the parking(near TOLSTOY large letters in the field). Guide: download it for free in izi travel or similar apps. How to plan your visit: you need 2 hours to see all the buildings. Food: almost zero food options inside. The best way is to have a picnic 🧺 at one of the meadows. You need to bring everything you want with you even drinking water🚰. Space: the territory is vast so even in high season it enough space for everyone.
  • i always drop the southern apartment complex for good loot

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