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Narva Castle, Narva
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Overlooking its Russian counterpart on the other side of the river, Narva Castle represents the city's top attraction and supports a local historical museum. Visit the fortification, originally constructed by the Danish in 1256 and upgraded to its sturdy stone version in the 1400s, and explore its grounds and gardens. Climb to the top of the 51 m (167 ft) high main defensive tower, standing guard imposingly over the rest of the complex. From there you'll be rewarded with a sweeping view of the surrounding town and a good vantage point to see across the river into Russia. At the museum you'll learn more about the history of the castle and the city of Narva itself. There are often temporary art and other exhibits held there. Before you head to Ida-Viru County, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ida-Viru County trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Ida-Viru County has to offer, including Narva Castle.
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  • Narva fortress-the card of Narva and its main attraction. Of course in the fortress itself there's nothing to watch, the main is in the Museum. And on site gun, hut, a monument to Lenin and two bells. Here is an interesting visit to the reenactment and events.
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  • Two brothers stand against each other the two towers as a reminder of past centuries. Narva River between them.
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  • Reading about the Swedish king Karl XII who came to Narva in year 1700 I was curious to see the place with my own eyes. Knowing about the big battles for me the background info gave me a historical tr...  more »