Monument to Johan Skytte
Monument to Johan Skytte
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Seal is made of stainless steel, the photo and text have been engraved on it with a laser. The impression made by the seal on the ground is made of granite. Seal is 2.4 m high and three metres long.Location: Toomemagi, TartuAuthor: Tiiu Kirsipuu
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LMilich
Jakarta190 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
It's a replica (a large one) of a letter seal, not impressive other than being in front of Estonia's national courthouse. Skytte (pronounced Shu-te) was the Swedish founder of the University of Tartu, Sweden's second-oldest university after Uppsala.
Written 5 October 2022
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,975 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
I learnt about Johan Skytte during an improvised walking tour offered by the students of a local school. It seems Mr. Skytte played an important role in the foundation of the Tartu University, almost 400 years ago. He was also its first rector.
The monument is very original and has around many benches with tags mentioning other academical personalities. As the monument is located on a park full of interesting things to see (Toome Hill) it really worth a visit.
Written 17 October 2018
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Geoff R
Bedfordshire, UK136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Solo
Skytte was a Swedish politician and his connection to Tartu is described on a plaque next to this unusual memorial. It probably isn't worthy of a visit by itself but, in the park, there are a number of statues, the Observatory, the Cathedral and some great views over the town so a short stop at this interesting memorial is worthwhile, perhaps before you visit the very pleasant café nearby!
Written 2 March 2018
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DejanNS72
Novi Sad, Serbia2,310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
I did not know who Johan Skytte is. When I discovered this monument it was the very first time that I heard that name. Later I found that Mr. Skytte was first (swedish) rector of the University of Tartu.
Monument is modern and interesting. Maybe a little bit out of place on the Hill but sculpture in the form of seal is very original and well done.
Written 4 November 2017
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andrasz
London, United Kingdom563 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Business
... still no idea who Johan Skytte was. It is a shiny modern artwork, a bit out of place among the old university buildings and the ruined cathedral, but other than suggesting he was important enough to receive a monument nothing more is revealed.
Written 14 August 2017
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Tompa1
707 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
If you are walking by it may be worth to stop and take a look, but for sure no need to make a detour.
Written 11 July 2016
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JEAN MICHEL L
Le Mee-sur-Seine, France5,347 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Found randomly during our walking tour of the city, located just in front of the ruins of the cathedral, a modern and tasteful element, ideally placed for the photo.
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Written 20 April 2024
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Viby J, Denmark6,101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
The monument is designed as a giant stamp in memory of the university's initiator, the creator of its privileges and the first chancellor.
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Written 9 February 2024
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