The Russalka Memorial

The Russalka Memorial was built in 1902 by Amandus Adamson in memorial to those who lost their lives at the Gulf of Finland on the Russian navy vessel called Russalka

The 16-metre sculpture was placed by the sea where the promenade from Kadriorg Palace comes down to meet the Bay of Tallinn. The monument depicts a bronze angel on a granite pillar pointing an Orthodox cross in the assumed direction of the sunken ship. 

Interesting fact: The area surrounding the monument is paved with granite in a way that it depicts a compass.


The Russalka Memorial was built in 1902 by Amandus Adamson in memorial to those who lost their lives at the Gulf of Finland on the Russian navy vessel called Russalka

The 16-metre sculpture was placed by the sea w

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  • Okay

    Just wondered past, good place to remember the lives lost, not necessarily a place that needs it's own visit. Has some nice benches nearby that look out to the port and the strait of Finland

  • A tribute

    Monument built in tribute to those who were lost at sea. We stumbled across it as we were taking a stroll along the promenade. Very impressive although possibly not worth a specific trip to it.

  • Just a monument

    It's a monument next to the sea and in between old town Tallinn and Pirita. If you have plenty of time, ok to scroll through, but no need. Take a peek if you are passing by should be enough.


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