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Sculpture Bronze Pig, Tartu

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Monument
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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  • Once again, this is next to the the market Hall, near the banks of the river. Next to the Kaubamaja and good children's play park.
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  • Perched in front of the indoor market at Tartu. Very informative sign, saying what cuts of meat you can get off the pig!  more »
  • Unique sculpture of its kind in Europe, in which pays homage and acknowledgement to the pig, part of the diet of the average Estonian essential. Wonderful photo. The sculpture is monumental, greater than the one of a normal pig.
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