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Sculpture Bronze Pig, Tartu

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Aptly located near the market, Sculpture Bronze Pig is a charming reminder of several things. First, the pig is the city's symbol of prosperity. On a more practical level, the market sells pork--hence the typical cuts of pork engraved and listed on one side of the statue. The smiling pig was brought to the square in 2008 and is meant to help new butchers with cutting meat properly. If you look closely, you may also find another meaning here: it smiles standing atop an overturned wooden tub--a typical basin where the animal is placed after slaughter. Sculpture Bronze Pig is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Tartu Edition.
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  • This charming pig figure stands in front of the main city market where (among others) meat is sold. So the sculpture is very educational, explaining in written and in visual form which cuts come from ...  more »
  • The statue shows the parts of the pig that are eaten. It is located near the river and the park along it.  more »
  • This was really funny stuff. Especially because we've approached it from river side - read: back side of the statue. So first what we saw of it was ............ the opposite side of the face :) Not on...  more »