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Small lion symbolising Swedish times in the Baltic history

Nothing special - just a small lion on the top of column, but it symbolises Swedish times in the... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Martins V
Riga, Latvia
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
Stockholm, Sweden
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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...more
Linnuse tn, Narva, Estonia
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

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...More

Thank Petsku83
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The monument of the Swedish lion is located on a hill where there is an observation deck with beautiful views of both castles

Thank George A
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Nothing special - just a small lion on the top of column, but it symbolises Swedish times in the Baltic history.

Thank Martins V
Reviewed 8 July 2018

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...More

Thank royandjeanette
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 LenH603
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 LenH603
Reviewed 18 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.

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