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Maarjamae Memorial

Pirita tee, Tallinn, Estonia
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Imposant concrete structures on the Pirita road

That complex of rather bizarre hulking concrete shapes and grass-covered earth mounds is very... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Oleg Y
,
Belgrade, Serbia
Went with tour guide

Our "Soviet" guide took us here. He told us stories relating to the place - very interesting... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Bill R
,
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Maarjamae Memorial is a complex of different memorials located in Maarjamae, Tallinn.The central object of the memorial is the 35 metre-tall Ice Raid obelisk. The obelisk was completed in 1960 and the authors thereof were Mart Port and Lembit Tolli. There is also the Square of Ceremonies in the complex, designed in 1975 by Allan Murdmaa, Peep Janes, Rein Kersten, et al. There are dolomite handprints above the Eternal Flame for the victims of war and bronze “Perishing Seagulls” in two facets between the symbols of two powers.
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7 Sep 2017
“Imposant concrete structures on the Pirita road”
12 Aug 2017
“Went with tour guide”
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Pirita tee, Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

That complex of rather bizarre hulking concrete shapes and grass-covered earth mounds is very easily perceived, when You travel by bus or being in region of Pirita parks, just ramble along the coastal Pirita road. This is a memorial to Soviet soldiers killed in World...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Our "Soviet" guide took us here. He told us stories relating to the place - very interesting insight into local history.

Thank Bill R
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Wery "russian" large, rough and naked. Worth a visit if you drive along the bay. The memorial was partly closed due to poor maintenance.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

A typical impressive Soviet monument, now neglected and turning into ruin, which probably only makes it more worth a visit, on your way to the TV tower for example.

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Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is far from a must see on a brief stay in Tallinn, but the "abandoned" nature of the memorial is what makes it somewhat fascinating. A memorial erected by an occupying government, with whom the independent government would just a soon forget.

1  Thank Craig F
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

As you walk away from Tallinn along the coast you can see in the distance a monument that looks it is standing in the middle of the road. As you get near you see more of the area opening up. Walking up the hill to...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

For me, this was the highlight of my recent trip to Tallinn. As someone who is fascinated by soviet/communist history I was blown away. The memorial itself is pleasant and typical of the concrete monuments the soviets produced, it is in a state of disrepair,...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

The memorial sites next to each other is remarkable. But in order to understand the memorial site, there should be more information about the history that makes this site.

Thank Tarkmees
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

The monument is off the beaten track from city center towards Pirita. There used to be a cemetery of fallen Estonian and German soldiers here, which was the reason the Soviets chose this place to erect a massive monument to the memory of the fallen...More

2  Thank Eric_Greeney
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Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

It's a very big memorial with causes a stir. You sit there for a couple of minutes and enjoy the view. If you're closeby you can pay this place a visit, but it has a massive issue... There are some stairs which I walked up....More

1  Thank Luke D
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