Swedish Lion

This monument commemorates the success of Karl XII at Narva in 1700 when the Russian forces that had besieged Narva in the course of the Great Northern War were destroyed. The memorial was a gift from the Kingdom of Sweden to the City of Narva, and the statue was a copy of the statue 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 the “5-kroon” view of the two fortresses, which was depicted on the back of the Estonian 5-kroon banknote. The letters MDCC on the monument stand for the year 1700, and the phrase “Svesia memor” means “Sweden remembers”.

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  • CMickeW CMickeW
    Swedish history

    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.

  • northerntraveller157 northerntraveller157
    Worth visiting

    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.

  • Len H Len H
    For a swede, it is a must see!

    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...


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