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

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 292 reviews | Write a review
  • nice piece of old European sculpture.

    A nice statue commemorating the loss of a Russian Navy ship 120 years plus ago. It's in a nice walking park. Our group of geocachers, stopped with our private tour bus. This is worth a visit, fairly...

  • A nice statue in the park

    Nice park to take stroll with your dog. The statue is beautifully sculpted. It's little bit outside the city center.

  • Another Memorial Statue

    If you happen to be visiting the art museum, this is located a short walk from it. It's a memorial to the people lost in the sinking of the Russalka ship into the Baltic Sea about 120 years ago...


Features and amenities