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Pirita tee, Narva maante crossroad, Tallinn, Estonia
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The 'Russalka' monument is a memorial in classic style to those who lost their lives on the Russian navy vessel of the same name. It is situated just opposite Kadriorg Park in Tallinn. The sculpture, created by Amandus Adamson in 1902, was placed by the sea where the promenade from Kadriorg Palace comes down to meet the Bay of Tallinn. The monument depicts an angel pointing an Orthodox cross in the direction of the sunken ship. Did you know...? *During the Soviet era the Orthodox cross was removed from the statue, which simply indicated the direction of the Russalka with its now empty hand
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Pirita tee, Narva maante crossroad, Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed yesterday

We had been walking in Kadriorg Park and saw the monument at the far end of an avenue of trees. We were quite surprised when we reached it to see it stood by the beach and comemorated a ship wreck

Thank Barry W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This statue is quite interesting as it is a memorial to those lost on a Russian ship. It is located along the shore of Pirita Tee just outside the city.

Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you see something described as a Russian memorial you expect to see something from the Communist era. In fact this is a much earlier moment, relating to shipwreck at the end of the 19th century. It's not far from Kadriorg Place gardens and close...More

Thank OandA-London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No trip to Tallinn is complete without a visit to this stunning monument overlooking the Tallinn Bay Harbor and a wider view of the Gulf of Finland.It is situated just outside the center of town towards Pirita Beach.Photo ops abound!

1  Thank Janopetsa
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This statue was created to commemorate the sailors lost in the sinking of a Russian ship, the Russalka (mermaid), in a storm in 1893 and features an angel holding a cross looking in the direction of the shipwreck. It is significant to the Estonians as...More

1  Thank CFofLL
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Nice looking statue, but not much more interesting. If you read russian language texts then this will open up much more.

Thank Mato R
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This cool monument was for some sailors that died on board the "Russalka". The place is nice. Quite close to Kadriorg and the Song Festival Grounds.

Thank jaanusmihkelplakat
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Its was erected in memory of a capsized ship, so its been named after it, which means Mermaid. We saw it on our way to the TV tower.

Thank Diana700
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A nice monument, but it's definitely enough to see it from the bus on your way to Pirita or the TV tower.

Thank JonDoe04134
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This statue , a memory to the ferry that sank over 100 years ago is by the Tallinn sea side drive and can be avoided . Should you be visiting Prita or beaches then it would come on your way and a stop is worth...More

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