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. Put Sculpture Bronze Pig into our Tartu journey planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tartu.
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  • This sculpture like most in Tartu is easy to find and is definitely a pig marked with the various cuts used when processing for small goods etc. BUT more to the point it's outside the fresh fruit, veg...  more »
  • The sculptor Matti Karman made "bronze pig" to sit at parkeningsplatsen near the conclusion to the shopping center! In the city there are many sculptures but this stands out, because it is not a statue of a famous man!
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  • Well, that guide that accompanied our bus, drew attention to the existing interesting detail: pig sculpture in front of the entrance to the central market in Tartu. Could it be that we have not paid attention to this attraction, because were not going to go on the market. In the Centre of Tartu so many huge shopping centers that you can not notice the central market.
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