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Sculpture Bronze Pig

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Address: Vabaduse puiestee, Tartu, Estonia

The sculpture was created by Mati Karmin and unveiled in front of the Tartu...

The sculpture was created by Mati Karmin and unveiled in front of the Tartu Market on 17 January 2008.The steel barrel rests on a granite base and the numbers and letters cut into the base inform the viewer that the date when the sculpture was opened, 17 January, is St Anthony’s Day when old Estonians used to turn their attention to the pig.

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Statue with culinary hint

Statue that has it's funny side: it is located in front of old indoors market building and represents our fascination for pork

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Tartu, Estonia
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201 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perched in front of the indoor market at Tartu. Very informative sign, saying what cuts of meat you can get off the pig!

Thank finnscouser
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This large pig, marked with the various cuts of meat, is in front of the local food market. The nearby river is very pretty.

Thank brisbanebreakers
Tartu, Estonia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Statue that has it's funny side: it is located in front of old indoors market building and represents our fascination for pork

Thank Janneorro
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Funny sculpture near the Food Market. I have heard that they had been big discussion about this sculpture in Tartu. I got good emotions.

Thank Tiina R
Preston, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Whilst walking on a snowy day we turned onto the road to be faced by the bronze pig. It has quite a presence and does get your attention

Thank BrianCowanUK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Statue is close to the city centre - and one to see! It is right outside the towns independant market stalls, so be sure.togo in and support the small businesses! Mjseums are close by and so are the big corporate shopping malls, it will ve a definite point of interest to visit.

Thank Allonius
Metro DC area
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This sculpture - marked for butchering on its left side - is right outside the Tartu market, selling meat, produce, fish and breads. Very fun, good prices. Nice pig.

Thank lisadna4n6
Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Saw the pig and stopped to take a picture i am surprised it has its own spot on this site. I guess it got my attention .

Thank familytimes2012
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Well, it's nice statue of course, but I wouldn't say it's attraction per se; nor is it worth extra visit. When walking around Tartu, you may bump into it anyway. But what's more interesting - it stands in front of market building (mainly for fresh meat and veggies from farms), so certainly step in, even if you don't plan to... More 

Thank Tanel D
The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

It's a nice staue of a pig. But we're not really sure why this is supposed to be an attraction. There's more and better to spentd your time on in Tartu.

Thank Hansje

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