Swedish Lion
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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”.
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Yuri
35 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
Monument overlooking Narova river, nothing special unless you are really interested in the Swedish period of Estonian history.
Written 24 April 2019
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GRAHAM C
Dunton Green, UK860 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
This monument built in 2002 to celebrated the 300th anniversary Narva's participation in the Great Northern War of 1700. Donated by Sweden, a country that has a long affiliation with this frontier city. It stands above the Promenade and gives you beautiful views of the river and castle. Enjoy.
Written 5 April 2019
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Petsku83
Helsinki, Finland525 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
The statue itself tells about the common history that Estonia and Sweden have. The scenery that you see behind the statue was the greatest I saw on my trip in Estonia: there is a grand view to the river of which both sides there are castles, Narva and Ivangorod. You should start the Narva River Promenade walk from here. Come here in autumn.
Written 15 October 2018
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George
Nicosia, Cyprus1,929 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
The monument of the Swedish lion is located on a hill where there is an observation deck with beautiful views of both castles
Written 13 September 2018
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Martins V
Jurmala, Latvia397 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Nothing special - just a small lion on the top of column, but it symbolises Swedish times in the Baltic history.
Written 16 July 2018
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royandjeanette
Keighley541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
It’s a majestic and beautiful monument. It was a gift from Sweden to Narva and commemorates the success of Karl XII in 1700. It was destroyed in the second world war but re-inaugurated in 2000 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the battle. It’s also a good place to view the Hermann and Ivangorod castles too. A must see in Narva.
Written 8 July 2018
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Michael C Werner
Stockholm, Sweden46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
Nice landmark from the Swedish time of Narva. The place gives good view of The Narva Castle and also Ivangorod at Russian side.
If you come by car, good parking here and nice walk to the castle.
Written 3 October 2016
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northerntraveller157
Lahti, Finland24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
From this place you can have a good look on both sides of the border and get the idea of the past history on the area. Really good for taking pictures too.
Written 7 July 2016
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Len H
Stockholm, Sweden648 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Business
Great place for a view of the river and the two castles/fortresses. It is well kept, despite being in Narva, which isn't the nicest city in Estonia. The surroundings are clean and spacious. I am glad it is re-erected after the Soviets destroyed it.
Written 9 June 2016
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Len H
Stockholm, Sweden648 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Business
This place can be visited both summer and winter. It is kept clean and is in good condition. It represent history in many aspects and offers a great view of the fortresses.
Written 23 January 2016
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