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Watching the world go by

The Monumento al Marinaio is a great place to just stand and stare and watch the world go by. Look... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Mansfield, United Kingdom
A nice place to stand

This is a good place to stand and see this statue and to soak up the atmosphere whilst watching... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

This modern sculpture is perhaps supposed to be one of sailors throwing their caps in the air on graduation. It dominates the lungomare. There is little that can be said about it.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

It’s good for a photo because it’s near the castle, but you can’t miss the oil refinery in the background and the oil tankers in the sea.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

In a land where so much of what is interesting is old--centuries old, it is nice to see an effective modern monument, and this one is placed very photogenically near the sea.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The Monumento al Marinaio is a great place to just stand and stare and watch the world go by. Look one way down the Lungomare, one way out to sea with the ships waiting to enter the commercial port. Over that side is the Castello...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PaulL4
Reviewed 5 May 2018

This is a good place to stand and see this statue and to soak up the atmosphere whilst watching life go by. You will have a great view over to the Castle and the docks and port, even nicer whilst watching the sun set.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank daymoLiverpool
Reviewed 14 August 2017

These lovely statues adorn the waterfront pavement in the bay area. There's plenty of room to snap your picture against these imposing pieces of art.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Welcoming Sailors - a great photo memory of Taranto. As you walk up to the sailors you start the fascinating walk to the Ponte Girevole and Taranto Vecchio.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank butterfly2997
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Standing near this monument one can see a nice view of the castle and also of the island of St. Peter and of the island of St. Paul.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Charmaine G
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This statue is about 7m and dedicated to the lower graded marine ships people. This statue is OK for taking picture the whole day, both the face and the backside are good

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank LouenStephan
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

The statue and the symbol is good, but what's around of grafitti, broken pavement, cracked railing support, garbage, dog dropping. Not worth seeing.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank 241erikw
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