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Monument to Gustav II Adolf

Ulikooli tn, Tartu 51014, Estonia
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A must-see for Swedes

Gustav II Adolf founded Tartu, then called Dorpat, and its first university back in the days. This... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Lina J
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Stockholm, Sweden
This is what yoju should look when you visit Tartu University

This is a monument to Swedish king Gustav Adolf II. He has a person who has made Tartu University... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
travellerew
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Tallinn, Estonia
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The monument to Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632) was reopened in 1992. Its author is Elisabeth Tebelius-Myren. A monument to King of Sweden Gustav II Adolf who founded the University of Tartu stood in the yard of the university's main building from 1928 to 1950. The author of the sculpture was Otto Strandman. Soviet occupation authorities removed the monument on 15 May 1950. The monument was reopened in 1992 with the help of Swedish people.
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Gustav II Adolf founded Tartu, then called Dorpat, and its first university back in the days. This monument is a nice nod to its Swedish roots.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a monument to Swedish king Gustav Adolf II. He has a person who has made Tartu University. So when you go to visit Tartu University building, it will be good to see this monument also.

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Gustav II Adolf was the founder of Tartu University, therefore the monument stands appropriately close to the main University building, in a small, pleasant square, where Tartu citizens like to sit when days are warm. King‘s figure is not imposing or pompous, just very fitting...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

This monument's history reflects very well the history, mentality and friends of Tartu. Gustav Adolf the II was Swdwsh King, who created the University of Tartu in 1632. Monument was created to celebrate the Republic of Estonia 10th anniversary in 1928, destroyed by Soviet Union...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The statue of the founder of Tartu University. Just a lifesize statue of a swedish king. Nice little park around it though where it is good to sit down for a bit, maybe have a beer or cigarette or whatever rings your bell :)

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

He is probably the most important figure in the history of Tartu as he created the university of Tartu.

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