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Suur Toll and Piret

Abaja tn | SPA Hotel Meri, Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia
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A funny couple - monument to ancient people of Saaremaa

If you pass or walk in the park of Kuressaare castle you may see on the seashore a funny monument... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
annika p
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Parnu, Estonia
Status of folk Lord characters

An interesting statue depicting characters from Estonian folklore. There is an explanatory plaque... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Paul B
,
Billingham, United Kingdom
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The sculpture, situated in front of the SPA Hotel Meri was created in 2002 by a renowned Estonian sculptor Tauno Kangro. The sculpture depicts Suur Toll (the Great Toll), a mythical hero of the island Saaremaa, and his wife Piret.Good to know:According to the Legend, Sorve peninsula was important to Toll, as from there he reached the shortest way to the island Ruhnu, where he had his cabbage field. When his wife Piret started to make a fire under the cauldron, then Toll went through the sea to his cabbage field and came back in half an hour, so that he could hand Piret the cabbages when the water had just started to boil.
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Abaja tn | SPA Hotel Meri, Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you pass or walk in the park of Kuressaare castle you may see on the seashore a funny monument of man and woman. These are the most wellknown ancient persons of Saaremaa - Suur Tõll and his wife Piret. Ask the locals, they can...More

Thank annika p
Reviewed 26 September 2017

An interesting statue depicting characters from Estonian folklore. There is an explanatory plaque. The statue is situated in a very scenic area, good for walking or cycling.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 15 September 2017

A fascinating sculpture that can be seen on the promenade when walking towards the harbour. Would recommend anyone who is in Kuressaare to have a look!

Thank Birre F
Reviewed 26 August 2017

If you are walking or biking around Kuressaare this is a nice place to walk by. And its a good place for a fun picture with a monument/statue. Its really not that important or worth going out of the way for.

Thank Richard10024
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is an interesting bronze statue of two heroes of Estonian mythology. It is free to visit and it is located at a nice place of Kuressaare by the sea.

Thank Georgios_trip
Reviewed 8 August 2017

At the beach. A must seen these two legendary giants. Full of power in these naturalist sculptures, carrying their catch of the day.. search the three fishes that had fallen off..

Thank GUy S
Reviewed 7 July 2017

To be noted, the full view of the sight has basically been covered by the photo attached below, a couple carrying a boat of fishes -- so this may not take you too much time to explore except for a few lines on the info...More

Thank ChiYuLu
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I'd say it's a must. Especially if you are sculpture hunter. I'm tired of classic monuments of ''used to be important'' people, so I always enjoy when imagination presents you random monuments.

Thank AndrejaKo
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Look like the woman came to take some fishes from a fisherman. There is this kind of monuments and traditions in many countries, nothing special but if you will be in Kuressaare must see.

Thank HMInspector
Reviewed 5 March 2017

just in front of the SPA hotel Meri, and behind the Kuressaare Episcopic Castle. Small Yacht Port is just a little walk further.

Thank thalia0712
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