Hermann Castle is Narva’a most popular sight. It was established by the Danes as early as in 1256. It has witnessed many battles since then.
It stands tall on the bank of the river narva and overlooks the much larger castle on the Russian side of the river: the Ivangorod fortress.
Town Hall is one of historical sites in Narva. It was built in 1671 in Northern Baroque style. It is situated not far from castle, between Soviet grey block houses. Today there is art museum/gallery in Town Hall.
The town hall square formed out in the 17 century.
The church was built in period 1890-1898 for orthodox workers of Krenholm manufacture. The church was built in Byzantine style. Towers of it are 28,5 meters high.
Orthodox church was built of local red bricks and Finnish granite.
Church looks nice, especially its tower in city panorama (if look from castle territory).
Church is situated between ugly Soviet block houses - Narva is paradoxal city!
Narva Castle was founded in XII century by Danes on the bank of Narva river. Castle was rebuilt by Livonian Order. And today form - final form it got in 15 century.
Narva castle is one of the most interesting examples of castle-stronghold architecture in Baltic States.
Town has defence fortifications - bastions along the river side. Bastions were built in Middle Ages, becouse of wars between rulers of Narva (Danes, Swedens) and Russia. Bastions are like stone wall on bank of river.
Church was built during 1881-1884 for the Lutheran workers. At the time of Soviet regime the church was used as warehouse. Today church is used as place of concerts.
It is the largest churh in Estonia. It has room for up to 3000 people.
61 metres long bell tower was destroyed in Worl War II.
Castle (was) is protected by defence stone wall. Castle stands like on bastions, at the eastern side the river Narva flows and at the western side of castle wall with defence tower and gate surrounds territory of castle.
Near entrance to the castle you can see two bells ...(look at the picture)
Definately go and take a look at the Narva castle, standing by the river which separates Estonia from Russia (Narva from Ivangorod). Right on the other side of the river as a similar castle - Ivangorod castle.
There is also museum open in the castle.
From the banks of the river narva, you can see this massive fortress on the Russian side of the river. However, you can't visit. Not from here.
Peetri square is the main square in Narva. Square is surrounded by nice restored buildings in the southern side, Soviet buildings in the western side.
Go and take a look at the old statue of Lenin, taken down about 10 years ago and standing in by the Narva castle now...