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Lovely cute dog

Situated in the centre of Torun next to the old town square is Filus. Initially unaware of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chessington, United Kingdom
Cute monument

Just a cute small statue, but definitely worth taking picture and digging down into a bit more of a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maria S
Poznan, Poland
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“an umbrella”(2 reviews)
Chelminska street, Torun, Poland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in the centre of Torun next to the old town square is Filus. Initially unaware of the history as this dates back to a Polish cartoonist and his dog. Lovely little monument.

Thank 1975RichardH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a cute small statue, but definitely worth taking picture and digging down into a bit more of a history related to it.

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 31 August 2018

All around Torun you can spot sculptures and on the roads, walls and in windows. This is very popular on the square. Always seeing people having their photo taken which is a reminder of a polish cartoonist.

1  Thank Kate G
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Finding this sculpture was like going on a treasure hunt. I found this monument on one of the corners of the square - behind the Town Hall, about a block away from the Copernicus statue. The bronze sculpture consists of an umbrella and a small...More

1  Thank retireeVancouver
Reviewed 7 August 2018

In Torun there are a few places where one can see some cooper sculptures. Some of them are funny, each of them is reminder of something interesting from the past. This one is reminder of a Polish cartoonist Zbigniew Lengren and his two creations -...More

Thank MLMaj
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We saw this bronze dog and saw a bunch of people petting it but weren't sure what it was. Turns out it'd form a comic strip. Take a few seconds to look closely at it because it is very realistic.

2  Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Nice to see street art that is relevant to modern society. One of many interesting sculptures around the town.

1  Thank Mawson W
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

When you walk to a streetside in Torun were many pepole go down to their knees and caress the head and tail of a statue in dog form and an umbrella, you are atva favourite spot. Just do the same. Someonw will be there to...More

Thank Gerrit B
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Filus is the cutest statue I’ve ever seen. He spends his time being petted by THOUSANDS of people each day. I fell in love with him. Filus was the dog of Professor Filutek, they were popular comic strip characters for 50 years. At the end...More

2  Thank Teejay_mk1
Reviewed 29 May 2018

and found the monument. nothing to get really excited about and wouldn't have gone out of my way to find it but it was on one of the main streets, so was easy to see

Thank hdwurzel
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