'Russalka' monument

The 'Russalka' monument is a memorial in classic style to those who lost their lives on the Russian navy vessel of the same name. It is situated just opposite Kadriorg Park in Tallinn. The sculpture, created by Amandus Adamson in 1902, was placed by the sea where the promenade from Kadriorg Palace comes down to meet the Bay of Tallinn. The monument depicts an angel pointing an Orthodox cross in the direction of the sunken ship.
Did you know...? *During the Soviet era the Orthodox cross was removed from the statue, which simply indicated the direction of the Russalka with its now empty hand


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  • Shaun D Shaun D

    Beautiful Monument to a Shipwreck

    This is a monument to a 19th century shipwreck. A beautiful statue in itself. Not sure that it's worth a special trip to see, but if you are passing by it is worth a look.

  • tinylass tinylass


    We walked to here from the old town. Not a great walk due to it being straight down a busy main road but we thought we would have a slow stroll. The monument is massive and detailed and has lots of...

  • Nauris B Nauris B

    One of Tallinn simboles

    Placed near the center of Tallinn, in the very nice surrounding - park Kadriorg from one side and Tallinn bay and harbor from another. Very nice lightning in the evening.

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Getting there


  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By public transport
  • By car


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