See&Do in Narva

Narva is a unique town with a long history. It is located on the border between Russia and the European Union. It has always been a meeting point for different cultures, nations and ages. A walk around Narva will surely be exciting and enjoyable. Start your stroll from Narva Town Hall, which was built in the 17th century in the Northern baroque style. Then walk to the Dark Garden, which is an example of the 19th century landscape architecture. On your right you will see the Narva College of the University of Tartu. The front of the building is a mirror imitation of the Stock Exchange building, which was destroyed during World War II. By the river you will get a panorama of Narva Bastions. These used to be Northern Europe’s mightiest and most unassailable fortification system. When walking along the lower promenade stop by Sun Square and check your watch against the Sun Dials. Look around and you will see a unique view of the Narva Castle and the Ivangorod Fortress ensemble. Having reached the end of the promenade, you get to the town’s swimming area by the foot of the Narva Castle. Once you get uphill you will see the Swedish Lion, which is a monument dedicated to the victory of Swedish king Karl XII over Peter the Great’s army in the Battle of Narva in 1700. Standing on the view point by the monument you will see the tops of the Alexander Church and the Resurrection of Christ Orthodox Cathedral.

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