Narva Bastions

In the 17th century, Narva was a city on the border between Sweden and Russia, which Sweden wanted to turn into a regional capital.

The designer of the defence fortifications was a military engineer and architect Erik Dahlberg. A total of seven bastions were built on his initiative: Honor, Gloria, Victoria, Fama, Triumph, Fortuna, and Spes. An existing bastion called Vrangel was renamed Paks, or Fat in English.

All bastions, except for Fama, have survived. Viktoria is the mightiest of the seven Narva bastions. Viktoria's walls, casemates, and gunpowder storehouse have been restored. Honor and Gloria are also going to be restored.

In the 17th century, Narva was a city on the border between Sweden and Russia, which Sweden wanted to turn into a regional capital.

The designer of the defence fortifications was a military engineer and architect Erik Dahlberg. A total of se

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  • Interesting self-guided tour

    Above Victoria Bastion is an entrance to the cashier's desk, where you can get an audio-guide (4 EUR with admission) or arrange a tour. You then walk back up and down, through a second door, to the...

  • Huge and mighty fortification

    Narva bastions are huge and mighty fortifications remaining from 18th century. Bastion circle was built around the all city.

  • Unexpectedly great experience

    Victoria bastion (casemats) are well presented and renovated. Excursion takes around and 1h, where lot of interesting fact about the history of Narva and its defense system will be told.


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