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Address: Abaja tn | SPA Hotel Meri, Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia
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The sculpture, situated in front of the SPA Hotel Meri was created in 2002...

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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Suur Toll and Piret

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Maribor, Slovenia
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Maribor, Slovenia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Riga, Latvia
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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.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Very nice sculpture. Was created in 2002 . The Great Tõll (Suur Tõll) is a mythical hero of the island Saaremaa, Piret is his wife.

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Located on peaceful short promenade, worth seeing once. Made by Tauno Kangro, famous Estonian artist.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

It was on our way from Georg Ots Spa to the city center and it is a great sculpture. We took fun pictures there.

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Cheltenham
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you have a walk near the castle you'll probably walk by this statue. It's fun but not exactly an attraction.

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London, West Virginia
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I love this sculpture with dynamic movement and fishes jumping out of the boat carried by Suur Tool and Piet. Clearly this piece of art is post Soviet and great fun. Take the time to walk a little further in the park and enjoy this little piece of whimsy.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

According to Estonian mythology, Toll the Great was a giant who lived on the Saaremaa island with his wife Piret. This is a cool statue of him and his wife right on the beach in front of the Spa hotel Meri.

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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

It is just a statue. Nothing special. It is quite amuzing, especially for kids or boys,or men. It is easy to access. Though you will not spend more than 5 minutes on it.

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