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Monument to Kristjan Jaak Peterson

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Monument to a poet

Although some people here claimed that this monument is ugly, I can not agree with them. In my... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Novi Sad, Serbia
The poet who died when was 21, but important to Estonians.

Not easy to find (behind the ruines of Domchurch, the Museum of Tartu University). Very important... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Pii L
Laagri, Estonia
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The monument to Kristjan Jaak Peterson (1801-1822) was completed in 1983. Its authors are J Soans and A Murdmaa. Kristjan Jaak Peterson (14.03.1801 – 04.08.1822) was an Estonian writer. He studied in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy of the...more
Toomemae Park, Tartu 50050, Estonia
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

We had enough time to wander around and enjoyed the parks, statues, trees and flowers in Tartu. The guide told the history of many people and the city and we learned a lot. Nice, but not a must if you do not have much time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank erna o
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Although some people here claimed that this monument is ugly, I can not agree with them. In my eyes, this monument is quite romantic. It reminds me on a Serbian poet Branko Radičević who also lived in the first half of 19th century, was student...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Not easy to find (behind the ruines of Domchurch, the Museum of Tartu University). Very important person for Estonians, the poet, the founder of the mordern Estonian poetry. Every Estonian knows his words (in the monument): Cannot the tongue of this land, In the wind...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Pii L
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is the monument of Kristjan Jaak Peterson, a poet and scholar of estonian origin, whose importance is somewhat overpromoted in estonian history. He died way too young and managed to achieve far less then his historical importance would suggest. People mainly remember him for...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank nublex
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Located on Toome Hill, relates to the nice story of the young Estonian poet. On the statue it's written the most famous poem he wrote

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ilabuf
Reviewed 4 May 2017

In a short description of this monument you can get an idea how connected is and was the history of Estonia and Latvia, great personality.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Evita F
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Beautiful area... Nice walk enjoying Autumn.. followed by lunch Definately worth a visit.. in any season of the year! Tartu is a lovely town..

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Deborah-Iisak-Lloyd
Reviewed 21 June 2016

A beautifully sculpted statue; a moving tribute to this national poet who died too young. Located in the park on Toome Hill.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank christine r
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Kristjan Jaak Peterson is somebody most estonian people know, the most common thing everybody knows is that he walked from Tartu to Riga, Latvija, but he was also a famous . The statue is located on the Toome Hill and there is information about him...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Sille V
Reviewed 16 August 2015

This is a beautiful commemoration to a wonderful talented Estonian. It captivates. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2015
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