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Things to do in Narva

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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Narva
Category: Castles
Owner description: The Narva Castle is one of the main attractions of the city. In the seventh decade of the 13th century, the Danes established... more » Owner description: The Narva Castle is one of the main attractions of the city. In the seventh decade of the 13th century, the Danes established a castle as a residence for the Danish King’s vice-Regent. The Narva Castle is the most diverse and best preserved defence structure in Estonia. The area of the castle is 3.2 hectares, and the highest point is the Tall Hermann Tower (51 metres). Today you can visit the museum in the castle, were the displays explain the history of Narva and the castle. There are handicraft workshops in the northern courtyard, where you can try your hand at various techniques and handicrafts. « less
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Narva
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Narva
Category: Blues Bars; Historic Sites
Owner description: During more than its 700 years existence Narva Hermann Castle belonged to Danes, Germans, Swedes, Russians and finally... more » Owner description: During more than its 700 years existence Narva Hermann Castle belonged to Danes, Germans, Swedes, Russians and finally Estonians. The castle’s appearance as we know it today originates from the 14th-16th c. from the period of domination by Livonian Order.Today Narva castle hosts a museum where one can see both permanent exhibition on Narva city history as well as about a dozen of temporary expositions.A beautiful view of Narva city and Ivangorod fortress on the Russian side can be admired from 51 metre high Tall Hermann tower.Each summer the artisan history centre Northern Yard comes to life in the castle’s northern yard. « less
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Narva
Category: Resort Communities; Beaches
Northern suburb of Narva, located on the coast of Finnish Gulf with a pleasant sandy beach.
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Narva
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: The church was built in 1881–84 for the Lutheran workers of the Kreenholm Factory and it was designed by St. Petersburg... more » Owner description: The church was built in 1881–84 for the Lutheran workers of the Kreenholm Factory and it was designed by St. Petersburg architect, Otto Pius von Hippius. The Alexander's Cathedral was damaged during both World War I and II. The bell town was destroyed in 1944 along with the Walcker organ that was located there. Today the church’s bell tower has been restored and Estonia’s largest hexagonal church hall awaits restoration. At the Alexander's Cathedral you can visit the bell tower and the observation platform installed there, as well as a museum where artworks from the 14th to 21st century are displayed. « less
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Narva
  • T34 tank 08/25/2014
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: Monument reminds battles of World War II and indicates breakthrough of Soviet forces. Narva’s tank is the only such memorial,... more » Owner description: Monument reminds battles of World War II and indicates breakthrough of Soviet forces. Narva’s tank is the only such memorial, being exhibited in Estonia until this time. « less
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Narva
Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: This monument commemorates the success of Karl XII at Narva in 1700 when the Russian forces that had been besieging Narva in... more » Owner description: This monument commemorates the success of Karl XII at Narva in 1700 when the Russian forces that had been besieging Narva in the course of the Great Northern War were destroyed. This memorial was a gift from the Kingdom of Sweden to the City of Narva and the statue was a copy of the one that stood in front of the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The memorial was destroyed during the Second World War. The Swedish Lion was re-inaugurated on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the battle in 2000. From the memorial you will see a perfect “5-kroon” view of the two fortresses, which is depicted on the back of the 5-kroon note. The letters MDCC stand for 1700. And “Svesia memor” means “Sweden remembers”. « less
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Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Narva
  • All over town 07/02/2014
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: The designer of the 17th century defence fortifications is architect Erik Dahlberg. A total of seven bastions were built:... more » Owner description: The designer of the 17th century defence fortifications is architect Erik Dahlberg. A total of seven bastions were built: Honor, Gloria, Victoria, Fama, Triumph, Fortuna, and Spes. There were interior rooms (cells) in some of the bastions. In the 1930s, tours were organized there. During the Second World War, the local residents used the cells as bomb shelters. Work has been started to dry our and light the bastions. « less
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Narva
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Fama is the name of one of Narva’s bastions.Built in 1690, it comprised a yard and surrounding rooms in which there were... more » Owner description: Fama is the name of one of Narva’s bastions.Built in 1690, it comprised a yard and surrounding rooms in which there were workshops, smiths’ stores, stables, barns and prison facilities. It was demolished to make way for the trade route to Europe. It is the only bastion in the city that no longer exists. However, in its place has sprung up a brand new shopping complex. ‘The rebirth of history on the trade route’ was the idea behind the project. « less
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Narva
  • Vallata innevata 12/11/2013
Category: Parks
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Ranked #11 of 20 attractions in Narva
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: It was built in 1890-1896 for the orthodox workers of Kreenholm Manufactory. The architect was Pavel Alis. Architectural... more » Owner description: It was built in 1890-1896 for the orthodox workers of Kreenholm Manufactory. The architect was Pavel Alis. Architectural solution comes from Byzantine tradition. Belltower is 28,8 m high. Church's walls and dome are made of local bricks. Rides, stairways and ornaments are made of Finnish granite. There is room for 2000 people. You can see three part iconostasis and 17th century’s Christ’s crucifix. Good to know: on year 1944 during the second world war, the bombing of the city left only the church untouched. « less
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Ranked #12 of 20 attractions in Narva
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Ranked #13 of 20 attractions in Narva
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Neighborhoods
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Ranked #14 of 20 attractions in Narva
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites
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Ranked #15 of 20 attractions in Narva
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: A double-terraced waterfall is located on the Narva River, just above the city. Kreenholm Island is located between the two... more » Owner description: A double-terraced waterfall is located on the Narva River, just above the city. Kreenholm Island is located between the two terraces. The famous Kreenholm Textile Factory was built on the shore of the waterfull in the 19th century, and was the largest factory in the Russian Empire at that time. In 1913 over ten thousand people worked there! A compact complex of industrial architecture developed around the factory that included the factory, a hospital, workers' barracks, directors' houses, and Kreenholm Park. The buildings were built in the English style using red brick. The Kreenholm brand is known far beyond Estonia. « less
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Category: Waterfalls
Owner description: Narva's cascades are situated on the premises of the former Kreenholm factory. They have been flowing through the area for... more » Owner description: Narva's cascades are situated on the premises of the former Kreenholm factory. They have been flowing through the area for thousands of years, but in the early '50s a reservoir was constructed on Narva River and a new river bed was dug out for a hydroelectric power station in Ivangorod to supply Leningrad (now St Petersburg). The station allows water from the reservoir through its turbines out via the cascades during the high water season in spring, which is when you can admire their beauty from the Estonian side of the border. They can be admired two times per year in total in the Narva Canyon nature reserve.Did you know...?*Trips to view the cascades are organised by Narva Museum « less
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Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: This is Narva’s oldest part, an example of park architecture from the end of the 19th century. Located on the Victoria... more » Owner description: This is Narva’s oldest part, an example of park architecture from the end of the 19th century. Located on the Victoria Bastion. There are two memorials in the park and its environs. The first is the iron cross erected on the Victoria Basion in 1853 in memory of the Russian soldiers that died during the Siege of Narva in the Great Northern War. The second memorial marks the graves of soldiers that died in the War of Independence in November 1918. « less
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Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: Siivertsi memorial was built to honor protectors of homeland who died fighting near Narva in the Estonian War of Independence... more » Owner description: Siivertsi memorial was built to honor protectors of homeland who died fighting near Narva in the Estonian War of Independence in 1918 to 1920. It was demolish in the time of World War II. Restored in 1996 by architect Melnik. « less
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Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Built in the Classicist style at the beginning of the 19th century. A boys’ secondary school was later located here.... more » Owner description: Built in the Classicist style at the beginning of the 19th century. A boys’ secondary school was later located here. Currently the Old Town State School is housed here. « less
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Category: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: Erected in memory of the victims of the Stalinist regime. Inaugurated in 1992, designed by architect E. Keller. The memorial... more » Owner description: Erected in memory of the victims of the Stalinist regime. Inaugurated in 1992, designed by architect E. Keller. The memorial is situated in from the railway station from where thousands of Estonians were deported to Siberia in 1941. « less
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