Monuments/ Statues in Tampere

Top Monuments & Statues in Tampere, Finland

Monuments & Statues in Tampere

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  • Simo K
    Tampere, Finland62 contributions
    Somehow, I find this sight fairly impressive. The statue is powerful in a sense. Also, the view between the trees toward the city is nice. Quiet and peaceful place. Excellent place to go by bicycle or you can get pretty near with the car also. Suitable for a picnic too.
    Written 26 April 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This striking sculpture by a known Finnish sculptor Viktor Jansson was unveiled in 1921 opposite Alexander Church in Hämeenpuisto.

    The statue depicts a naked male figure holding a sword in his raised hand. A 4.2-meter high bronze statue is placed on a 6.5-meter high granite base. This part of Hämeenpuisto surrounding the statue has been named Freedom Square.

    Besides his sculptures, Viktor Jansson is also known as the father of Tove Jansson, the author of the worldwide known Moomin books.
    Written 31 October 2021
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This 2.6-meter high bronze sculpture was revealed in Kiev Park of Tampere in 1981. Kiev has been Tampere's first twin city since 1954.

    The sculpture depicts two naked girls standing opposite each other in support of a large open ring. One holds the ring with both, the other with his left hand only.
    Written 1 February 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This sculpture is located in the yard of Sampo School. After the renovation and expansion of the school building, the bronze statue by Tampere-based sculptor Matti Kalkamo was erected next to the school building in 2009.

    The emphasis on exercise at this school gave an impetus for this sculpture. The main part is a big man balancing on one hand at the end of a high pillar. On top of the man's other foot stands a little man marveling at the world, climbing his vantage point along a ladder resting on the body of the big man.

    The symbolism of growth and learning is hidden in this sculpture.
    Written 1 February 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This 4.5-meter high bronze monument is located in Liisanpuisto, in front of Kaleva Church. It was made in 1973 by sculptor Terho Sakki.

    Kalevala is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Karelian and Finnish oral folklore and mythology.

    The first poem of Kalevala describes the birth of the world from the explosion of a scaup egg. The egg falls into the water and breaks into pieces. The upper part becomes the sky, the moon, the sun, and the stars, and the lower part is the earth's crust.

    This sculpture is like the initial explosion. The spongy shape rises from a flat pedestal, expanding towards the sky.
    Written 1 February 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This sculpture is designed by the Finnish sculptor Jussi Mäntynen. It is located in the Library Park in the Tammerkoski district.

    The sculpture depicts two swans reaching upwards. The sculpture is cast in bronze and its height with the granite pedestal is 2½ meters.

    Jussi Mäntynen is considered to be the best-known Finnish creator of animal sculptures. He became acquainted with the external properties of animals while working at the University of Helsinki Animal Museum for a total of almost 30 years.

    With this Swans sculpture, Mäntynen won the Grand Prix at the Paris World's Fair in 1937.

    The city of Tampere acquired a light from the statue in 1938, and it was unveiled in the same year on the shores of Tammerkoski in Library Park.
    Written 31 October 2021
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    There are eight tiny bronze sculptures by sculptor Olli Larjo hidden around Tiitiäinen fairy tale park in Näsinpuisto.

    With kids, it is probably fun to try to find all of them. We didn't have much time and found only one.
    Written 31 October 2021
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This memorial to a Finnish soldier was unveiled in Koskipuisto on Tampere Day, October 1, 1971. The moment is made by a known Finnish sculptor Aimo Tukiainen.

    The work is not related to any particular event in history, but it symbolically depicts the crushing mechanism of war.

    The title Virvatulet refers to the stories told by the soldiers about the ghostly light phenomena seen after the battle broke.
    Written 31 October 2021
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,031 contributions
    Every time I visit Tampere I want to see Näsikallion suihkukaivo (Näsikallio Water Fountain). It is historical and very beautiful. It is made of bronze and granite and it was erected as early as in 1913. The style is Art Nouveau. The figure at the top is from Kalevala, the Finnish national epic. The waterfall symbolizes Tammerkoski Rapids in Tampere. One interesting detail is this: There are some bullet holes in those statues. It is because of fights in 1918.
    Written 8 July 2021
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,031 contributions
    This statue is the memorial to the shipwreck of s/s Kuru in 1929. The statue is 8.5 meters high and it is made of bronze and black granite. This statue is very impressive, I think. By the way, this place is a nice lookout point, too. You see Särkänniemi Amusement Park from here. So opposites meet here: sorrow and joy.
    Written 8 July 2021
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,031 contributions
    These beautiful bronze statues and this beautiful water fountain were erected in 1937. This monument is named Kevät (Spring). There are nice sitting places around the water fountain.
    Written 16 July 2021
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,031 contributions
    Tärkeitä asioita (Important Things) is a new work of environmental art on the outer wall of a multi-storey building. This work of art is like a huge shopping list made of painted aluminium. Actually it consists of two pieces on opposite sides of the house.

    You can see Important Things from the new lakeside walking route between Otto Gustafsson Park (Otto Gustafssonin puisto) and Ranta-Tampella (RantaSmoothie outdoor cafeteria). This work of art is situated next to the free Nyrkkäkallio outdoor climbing wall. Kids can climb there and adults may admire the work of art at the same time. The place is very beautiful, especially at sunset.
    Written 20 July 2021
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,031 contributions
    This statue named Atlas-tyttö is situated in Marianpuisto Park, which was the center point of three textile factories in Tampere. The statue was erected in 1954 and it is made of bronze but it is partly gold-plated. It is a monument to all textile industry workers. This statue is quite striking, I think.
    Written 8 July 2021
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,031 contributions
    Maaltamuutto (Rural Flight) is a memorial to Kalle Päätalo (1919-2000). He was a Finnish novelist and perhaps the most popular Finnish writer of the 20th century. This work of environmental art is made of steel and it is situated in Aleksandra Siltasen Puisto Park. Actually this is an installation and you see the secret text only in the dark. So this is a kind of light art, too. This is very interesting, I think.
    Written 8 July 2021
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,031 contributions
    Lauri Viita (1916-1965) was a famous Finnish poet who was born in a house next to Pyykkimettä Park here. This monument is made of bronze and red granite. It is quite impressive.
    Written 5 July 2021
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