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Address: Pirita tee, Narva maante crossroad, Tallinn, Estonia

The 'Russalka' monument is a memorial in classic style to those who lost...

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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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.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Lidingo, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
New Delhi, India
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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 it .

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

I lived within 500 feet of Rusalka - I passed her nearly every day as I walked along the Baltic Sea to Pirita. It's not a must-see, but if you have some time and want to walk with other Estonians, plan for it. Public buses will drop you off quite close by.

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Milpitas, California
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The monument is nice. It's a ways out of town--our tourbus went there otherwise I would not have bothered.

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Big statue on the seaside. Easy to access from Kadriorg park. It can be seen from the bus window on the way to Kloostrimetsätee ( Teletower, botanical garden).

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Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

In 1893 the Russian ship Russalka sank in a storm on the way from Tallinn to Helsinki. Russians visit the monument because its a memorial to a Russian ship. Estonians are proud of this monument because it was one of the first sculptures by Estonian sculptor Amandus Adamson. The model for the angel was Adamson's 'housekeeper' Juliana Rootsi whose grandson... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

This bronze sculpture was created by Amandus Adamson, who erected it on September 7, 1902, in Tallin’s Kadriorg (Catherine’s Valley). That date marked the ninth anniversary of the sinking of the Russian warship, Rusalka (Russian for mermaid), which sank en route to Finland. Surprisingly, this is the first monument in Estonia created by an Estonian sculptor, who modeled the statue... More 

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

This monument was erected in 1902 commemorating the Russian warship Russalka which sank in 1893 on its way from Tallinn to Helsinki when hit by a storm. The beautiful statue on top of the monument was created by famous Estonian sculptor Amandus Adamson. It shows a winged woman holding an Orthodox cross in her right hand and pointing out towards... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Russalka lies on a Pirita tee and can be easily reached by walking throughout the city parks or just following the road along the cost. It is just few meters from the sea. This monument is a classical monument and does not provide you anything special except the fact and the memory what it represents.

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