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Swedish Lion

Linnuse tn, Narva, Estonia
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Swedish history

Nice landmark from the Swedish time of Narva. The place gives good view of The Narva Castle and... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
CMickeW
,
Stockholm, Sweden
Worth visiting

From this place you can have a good look on both sides of the border and get the idea of the past... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
northerntraveller157
,
Lahti, Finland
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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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2 Oct 2016
“Swedish history”
6 Jul 2016
“Worth visiting”
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Linnuse tn, Narva, Estonia
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

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.

Thank CMickeW
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank northerntraveller157
Reviewed 9 June 2016

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.

Thank Len H
Reviewed 23 January 2016

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.

Thank Len H
Reviewed 17 January 2016

A lion which has a big and important history behind it. Back to the times when the Swedish side bombed Narva's castle. There is an interesting story about that spesific happening, which you could try to find out. Not sure if google has, it since...More

Thank prkl08
Reviewed 29 September 2015

As a Swede myself this is definitely a must see in Narva. We all know that Carl XII beat the Russians in Narva, so this monument is a reminder for me. Even all off the fortifications as Eric Dahlberg made in Narva.

Thank nigueu
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Nothing special, just a small Lion on a tower we a sighseeing behind of the Russian border / the Ivangorod's casttle.

Thank David V
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