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worth a stop

A tribute to one of the leading lights in 19th century astronomy and a major contributor toward... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
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On the top of a hill

To see this arch needs walking up the hill. If you like to walk and see the city from above, it... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Yali L
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24 Jun 2018
“worth a stop”
1 May 2017
“does not resemble Struve :)”
The geodetic arch of FGW Struve, an astronomer from the University of Tartu, which is a 2820 km meridian section that reaches from Northern Norway to the Black Sea, was entered into the list of UNESCO World Heritage on 15 July 2005.
Lossi 40, Tartu 51003, Estonia
+372 737 6932
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

A tribute to one of the leading lights in 19th century astronomy and a major contributor toward accurate surveying, the Struve Monument is worth stopping to see while you're exploring the Tartu University campus.

Thank LMOverby
Reviewed 1 May 2017

A symbolic monument to the greatest ?Estonian astronomer. Not worth a special visit, but worth looking at when visiting the Old Observatory.

Thank Mariusz M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

To see this arch needs walking up the hill. If you like to walk and see the city from above, it would be a nice activity.

Thank Yali L
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting sculpture in the park over Tartu town but need to read up in advance about the related sculptures across the world.

Thank Pauleen L
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Historicaly speaking very important but a lot more could be done to make this site more interesting!!

Thank jeffthecheff
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Monument is quite modern, but the area around and the hill where Struve worked is worth to look at! And try to feel or to imagine Struve's triangulation chain at the beginning of 19th century.

1  Thank Valdis T
Reviewed 24 August 2015

When you visit this monument you really must hear the story behind it, just above is the Observatory which itself has extremely interesting history.

Thank Bats7
Reviewed 19 July 2015

If you make the University of Tartu Observatory one of the sites you visit, then you will see the geodetic arch. It is a concrete structure honoring the scientist.

Thank Everette I
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Struve's Geodetic Arc is in fact spanning all the way from north of European continent to its south. The small stones used to mark triangles used in geodesics are scattered on many locations, but only the most prominent were inscribed in UNESCO World Heritage list....More

Thank Tina Q
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