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An impressive and life-like statue of an aurochs (ancient bull). Sculptor Tauno Kangro. It was... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Maris M
Rakvere, Estonia
No bull! Aurochs is worth seeing!

There is enough information on the internet about this sculpture but many do not mention the... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Tallinn, Estonia
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The Tarvas sculpture was unveiled in 2002 to mark the 700th anniversary of Rakvere. Situated close to the Order Castle on Vallimagi hill, Tarvas is 7 metres long, stands 4 metres high and weighs 7 tonnes. He stands on a granite base bearing the coat...more
Fr. R. Kreutzwaldi 1, Rakvere 44314, Estonia
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

An impressive and life-like statue of an aurochs (ancient bull). Sculptor Tauno Kangro. It was erected to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the Lübeck Law's city rights of Rakvere

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

There is enough information on the internet about this sculpture but many do not mention the sculptor. This was sculpted by the Estonian sculptor Tauno Kangro. It is thought to be the largest animal statue in the Baltic countries. Tauno is a very talented and...More

1  Thank sibermike
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Beside of Rakvere Castle, there is an impressive monument - bull's sculptur, made of bronze and weighs approximately 7000 kilos.

Thank zerblat
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

So big that I was afraid of falling/ Near restaurat has photos from its lifting. 2 horses was eating grass.

Thank ekik20
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I thought the statue was quite imposing. It is lifelike, aside from the size. It towers over the corner of the street that it is on. If you are in the area, definitely check it out.

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Even with bad weather it was really nice and cool.Totally reccommend. Really big and nice. Really greate for a littke cofge breake in city.

Thank Romet P
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Must be the largest bull outside Spain and not even an advertisement for a Sherry Brand. Unmissable if you visit Rakvere castle.

1  Thank Hansje
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Nice to go and check out huge bronze statue. Nice walk and beautiful senery to Rakvere town. Make a selfie and go to Castle.

1  Thank Tainas1
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Make sure to visit Rakvere castle, the monument is on the outside can't miss it front he castle. Go with some friends take pictures. Worth a quick look and photos

Thank Eric p
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Huge statue of tarvas,in English auroch (bos primigenius). Rakvere was pfeviousl called Tarvanpää - the head of auroch.

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