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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way to Pirita, to the beach, we stopped one day at this charming site, with monument dedicated to the people who lost their lives at the Gulf of Finland on the Russian navy vessel called Russalka. That is one impressive sculpture located by...More

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Nice walking area in this park, historic statue, between old town and TV tower. We walked down to it from visiting Peter The Great House museum

Thank decdeasy
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Interesting monument I didn't intend to visit but stumbled across en route from Kadriorg to Song festival grounds. Very interesting and worth a stop.

Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Built to commemorate a tragedy at sea. Stunning on the skyline in Kadriog Park, it beckons you to visit it in close up. Very popular with brides who leave their bouquet there. Able to walk on the sand next to the Baltic. Very memorable.

Thank Linda Mary T
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This monument is located close to the waters edge in a park in an area outside the city. It commentates lost Russian sailors. It's quite decorative and attracts many visitors. Saw two wedding parties waiting to use it for some photos.

Thank FlamboShambo
Reviewed 5 July 2017

When described as a Russian monument in Estonia, you are expecting someting from the Soviet era . . . NOT SO!! It is a memorial to a 19th century Russian shipwreck and its crew. it is a beautiful setting by the harbour. well worth a...More

Thank SFrances C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

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 22 June 2017

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 28 May 2017

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 25 May 2017

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!

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