Russalka Memorial, Tallinn

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Russalka Memorial represents a memorial to the imperial sailors who lost their lives when the namesake ship was sunk in the nearby Gulf of Finland. Visit the statue, situated near Tallinn's Kadriog Park, and you'll find a carved stone monument topped by a bronze angel. The seaside area was chosen to represent the memory of the men aboard ship and their connection to the ocean. Note the Orthodox cross in the angel's hand (Estonia at the time was a part of the Russian empire), which points toward the final resting place of the wreck and her crew. Using our custom trip planner, Tallinn attractions like Russalka Memorial can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The monument is very interesting for its historical and commemorative significance. I advise you to take a walk on the beach, that straight behind the monument. Enjoy wonderful views.
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  • Near the see a small statue from which starts a nice running alley alongside the sea. Not so far from the old town.  more »
  • "Mermaid" is the name of a small military vessel of bronenosnoj squadron of the Baltic fleet, sank near from Tallinn (Reval in those days). All crew members were killed. In memory of the dead, the people's donations of local residents was built this monument. The height of the monument is about 16 meters. It is a granite pedestal in the shape of the nose of the ship on which you have installed the rock of pink granite, which in turn is crowned by a bronze figure of an Angel with a gilded cross in his hand.
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  • There is Magic in the air with this Angel. 💕
  • This monument is a real work of art. The organic shapes of the rocks combined with the sharp, regular lines of the blocks was very appealing.
  • A beautiful memorial to heroic seamen and their tragedy. It is very nice and appropriate, postioned right on the shore. If you are exploring the Kadriorg park like, that would be a good walking target.
  • In fact Russalka was a name of the ship and this is a monument for their crew. On the other hand it's a well known meeting place especially for the people attending gigs at Tallinna lauluväljak which is pretty close.
  • Very nice place near the Sea where You can see nice Sea and ships and nice monument!

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