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A must-see in Oulu

Toripoliisi (or polliisi in the local dialect) is basically just a humorous-looking statue - but it... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Helsinki, Finland
A must-see for every tourist

This is the "landmark" of Oulu and a must for everyone to see. Take a selfie with him :) Also... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Helsinki, Finland
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“cute statue”(5 reviews)
“market square”(6 reviews)
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Rantakatu | Oulun Tori, Oulu 90100, Finland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love this 'fat policeman' statue! It is just adorable. It is right in the central Tori area and easy to find. It is also by the tori on the water so convenient to shopping. A must see when in Oulu.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vicki A
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Toripoliisi (or polliisi in the local dialect) is basically just a humorous-looking statue - but it is The Statue in Oulu; apparently you have to come and say hello to it if you are in town. The area close to the statue is very nice,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This 2,2 meters high bronze sculpture from 1987 is located at the market square. It honors the bobbies that once patrolled the marketplace.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This statue near the Market Place of city Oulu is worth of visiting! Take a Selfie and send it to your friends and they'll be envious! Comparable to "Manneken piss" in Brussels!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jokke58
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This is a cute statue of a policeman in the market adjacent to the waterfront. It seems to be more of a tourist are than a local hangout. We had no problem finding parking nearby and enjoyed our stroll in the area. The library and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mitchgobears
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Standing small and robust on the square, looking out over the crowd. A famous police who for many years was the mainstay of the law in Oulu. According to the legend he liked to drink and eat good, for free, while he upheld to law....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christer C
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This is the "landmark" of Oulu and a must for everyone to see. Take a selfie with him :) Also remember to visit the market hall next to Toripolliisi and/or enjoy drinks at one of the terraces.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sini85
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This statue is located outside of the market hall. It is nice to see and take a picture of. Whilst you are in the area you could also see if the outdoor market is there (I’m not sure if its seasonal).

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HellyWelly93
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This little fellow is so funny. It is clearly a local character. Apparently it is poking fun at the local police. But you must see if you are in the city

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 301lisa33
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

In the quiet town of Oulu it is peaceful and not much excitement, this statue standing next to the local market and by the sea is getting attention from tourists since there are also many eateries in the square. Since you arrive in Oulu he...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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