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Sculpture Bronze Pig, Tartu

(3.6/5 based on 80 reviews on the web)
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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  • Funny sculpture near the Food Market. I have heard that they had been big discussion about this sculpture in Tartu. I got good emotions. 
  • Whilst walking on a snowy day we turned onto the road to be faced by the bronze pig. It has quite a presence and does get your attention 
  • Statue is close to the city centre - and one to see! It is right outside the towns independant market stalls, so be sure.togo in and support the small businesses! Mjseums are close by and so are the b...  more »