Tarvas sculpture

The Tarvas sculpture was unveiled in 2002 to mark the 700th anniversary of Rakvere. Situated close to the Order Castle on Vallimägi hill, Tarvas is 7 metres long, stands 4 metres high and weighs 7 tonnes. He stands on a granite base bearing the coat of arms of Rakvere, a brief history of the town in Estonian, Swedish, German, Danish, Polish and Russian and the names of sculpture’s sponsors.


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  • Loraq Loraq


    Passing by the town of Rakvere I've managed to see the Tarvaspää statue. Magnificent as always. It's an absolute must see when visiting Rakvere.

  • ElerinU ElerinU

    The soul of old Rakvere

    Go and take a picture with the Tarvas sculpture (a huge old beast!)! The image here in tripadvisor should be a different one, but you will recognize the huge animal figure as soon as you see it near...

  • Papudrakus Papudrakus

    Reminder about the name

    If you lost in the city and somehow forget where are you and when the city have been located, this monument will be very helpful. In sunny days good to climb on it and take a photo with castle on the...

Features and amenities


Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi tn 1, Rakvere


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


59°20'57''N 26°21'2''E | Download GPX file