Tarvas Sculpture
Tarvas Sculpture
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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 of arms of Rakvere, a brief history of the town in Estonian, Swedish, German, Danish, Polish and Russian and the names of sculpture’s sponsors.
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70ava
Beijing, China974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We loved the statue, it is especially nice late afternoon with the beautiful light, and in the evening.
Written 26 August 2022
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Andrea
Milan, Italy236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Tavras sculpture is one of the main attractions in Rakvere, a real symbol of the town. It is relatively young, was installed less than 20 years ago, but looks like everybody knows about this sculpture! You can see it from afar, but near it looks even more impressive.
Written 19 June 2021
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Passport Lover
Rome, Italy341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
The huge bull located next to Rakvere Castle. We visited on our trip to the Castle. There is a little walk to get to it. But we enjoyed our time.
Written 15 October 2020
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Minna k
Espoo, Finland116 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
Very big statue beside the Rakvere castle. Nothing special but if you are visiting the castle, then take a look at this also.
Written 21 September 2019
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Xanerin
Alice Springs, Australia1,476 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
I love this sculpture and the little story behind it. This dominates the area prior to the fantastic castle and is so fitting for the area. Fabulous photo opportunity! Congratulations to the incredible sculptor.
Written 2 June 2019
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Maris M
Rakvere, Estonia19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
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
Written 16 September 2018
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sibermike
Tallinn, Estonia100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
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 very prolific sculptor. Some of his other works are: 37 monumental sculptures found in Estonia, Germany, Finland and Denmark. The most well known are Lucky Chimney Sweep, The Aurochs (Rakvere Bull) and Suur Tõll and Piret Got a Good Fish Harvest.

You might also notice his other bulls in front of Goodwin Steakhouses, like the one in Olde Towne just past the McDonald's! He also does granite (like the man coming out of the ground in the moat area north of Toompea)
Written 28 July 2018
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zerblat
Tallinn, Estonia121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
Beside of Rakvere Castle, there is an impressive monument - bull's sculptur, made of bronze and weighs approximately 7000 kilos.
Written 19 March 2018
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eki k
Jyväskylä, Finland147 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
So big that I was afraid of falling/
Near restaurat has photos from its lifting.
2 horses was eating grass.
Written 26 January 2017
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Daniel B
356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
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.
Written 17 October 2016
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