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A statue of the swede who founded the town 1293 (but there's been settlements there since the 900s).
The statue was put away during the soviet era but now it's up again.
Nothing special really, but the square is beautiful and there's a couple of...More
Some how managed throw soviet time, this statue, and whole small square around look so non-Russian, that for a moment you may imagine being in Europe. There is a nice cafe on the square, take a coffee and look to the Torkel
основатель Выборга. When Tavastland had been attacked by the Republic of Novgorod, in 1292, marshal Torkel led the third Swedish crusade against Novgorod, in 1293 and conquered parts of Karelia, where he founded the stronghold of Viborg.