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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  • August 14, 2017
    Another simple yet delightful statue, appropriately next to the old market hall. Nothing special, yet adds a nice touch to the otherwise rather bland square.  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    From a distance in front of the statue of the Kaubamajan River, close to the rather inconspicuous. There is nothing special about seeing, but after all, it's fun and the manifestation of that in Tartu is really a lot of different statues.
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  • July 9, 2017
    It's nothing particularly special about this nähtävyydessä not, but belongs to Tartu perussettiin. Just hiano a pig.
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As a university town, Tartu can get rowdy in the evenings. To ensure a quiet night's stay, look for more economical lodging outside of the center. That said, if you want to be in the thick of the nightlife, the center itself has quite a few budget accommodations catering to the youthful population. Unfortunately, this also means that those looking for luxury hotels in this area may be more hard-pressed. The most populous neighborhood in the city is Annelinn, bordering the Emajogi River, where you will find a variety of accommodations. Alternatively, Kesklinn, a smaller quarter, has plenty of mid-range hotels and budget guesthouses.
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