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    Impressive town hall in Narva, Estonia
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  • In the front: Hermann Castle
    In the front: Hermann Castle
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    Hermann Castle

    by Zirpsis Updated Nov 23, 2013

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    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.

    In the front: Hermann Castle
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    Town Hall

    by sihi Updated Oct 20, 2008

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    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.

    Impressive town hall in Narva, Estonia
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    Orthodox Ressurection church

    by sihi Updated Oct 20, 2008

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    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!

    Byzantine style church in Narva. Ugly grey blocks and church. Estonia The only 1 in Ida-Virumaa and Estonia
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    Narva Castle

    by sihi Updated Oct 20, 2008

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    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.

    Narva castle, Estonia Wall of the castle. Narva, Estonia
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    Bastions

    by sihi Updated Oct 20, 2008

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    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.

    Castle and fortifications, Narva
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    Alexander church

    by sihi Updated Mar 10, 2006

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    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.

    View from Castle bastion
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    Castle territory, defence wall...

    by sihi Updated Mar 7, 2006

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    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)

    Wall View from the wall
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    The Narva castle

    by Lodestar Written Jun 4, 2003

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    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.

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    View of the Ivangorod

    by Zirpsis Written Nov 23, 2013

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    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.

    River Narva and Ivangorod
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    Centre of the town

    by sihi Updated Oct 20, 2008

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    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.

    Buildings on the Peetri sq. in Narva High-rise building near Peetri square. Estonia
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    Our "ex-father" :)

    by Lodestar Written Jun 4, 2003

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    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...

    V.I. Lenin

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