Memorial ‘Swedish Lion’

This monument commemorates the success of Karl XII in 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 in 2000 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the battle. 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’.

This monument commemorates the success of Karl XII in 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

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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 Baltic history.

  • Majestic Monument

    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...

  • 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.


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