Attractions & museums
Photo: Kadi-Liis Koppel
Photo: Kadi-Liis Koppel

    The Russalka Memorial

    This striking monument on Kadriorg’s shore is a memorial to those lost when armoured ship Russalka sank in 1893.

    A storm hit the ship as it was headed from Tallinn to Helsinki, taking the lives of all 177 crewmen. The Russalka sculpture by A. Adamson was completed in 1902 and is considered one of the classics of Estonian art.

    TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

    TripAdvisor logo tripadvisor rating 4.0 of 5

    based on 352 reviews

    • Pompous monument

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      July 20, 2022 By Mikael F

      This huge monument is located on the shores of the Gulf of Finland in Tallinn's Pirita, on the edge of Kadriorg Park. Russalka is a memorial to the sinking of the Russian battleship Rusalka which... Read more comments

    • Nothing special

      tripadvisor rating 3 of 5
      January 3, 2022 By Jean M

      A monument ot disappeared seamen. Classical. Not worth a detour but on the way to the north along the sea and difficult to miss.

    • Okay

      tripadvisor rating 3 of 5
      December 27, 2019 By rabby_Sh00

      Just wondered past, good place to remember the lives lost, not necessarily a place that needs it's own visit. Has some nice benches nearby that look out to the port and the strait of Finland