old town narva estonia
At the end of the 19th century, Narva was the leading industrial town in Estonia – 41% of industrial workers in Estonia worked in Narva, compared to 33% in Tallinn. The first railway in Estonia, completed in 1870, connected Narva to Saint Petersburg and to Tallinn.
Main » For Tourists » Welcome to Narva City, Estonia! » Narva history. Old town: Expansion and Tragedy. ... Until World War II, the Old Town of Narva underwent practically no changes, having been kept in the form that was established in the second part of the XVII century.
Narva Town Hall German, Swedish and Italian architectural influences are mixed in the building style of the Town Hall that dates back to the 17th century (architect G. Teuffel). The architectural complex of the Town Hall Square included the Town Hall, Stock Exchange, and residences of the wealthy Swedish citizenry.
Narva is next – at least that’s what the organisers of the city’s bid to host the European capital of culture in 2024 think. Last week, Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid travelled by train to Estonia’s eastern border town to attend the launch ceremony bid for Narva to become a European capital of culture in six years’ time.
Narva Old Town was greatly damaged in a Red Air Force raid in March 1944. Only few buildings of the Baroque Narva Old Town survived. One of them was the Baron von Velio’s house (Kraavi 2), where Tsar Nicholas stayed in 1845.
Narva is the third largest city in Estonia. It is located at the eastern extreme point of Estonia, by the Russian border, on the Narva River which drains Lake Peipus.. The frontier location of Narva is the most characteristic feature of both the past and the present of the town.
The fate of Narva was the most tragic. The Soviet air raids in March 1944 erased the splendid baroque old town; the same summer the retreating German troops blew up the ruins as well, including church towers. After the war only three historical buildings were restored (the town hall and two residential houses) and the Hermann castle.
Wealth from commerce allowed Tallinn to grow and many buildings in the Old Town are reminders of this prosperous era. Merchants walked the streets, preparing goods like flour, salt and tea for sale. Tartu, Pärnu, Viljandi, and Narva also became important trade outposts and to this day, Pärnu and Tartu celebrate their history with Hansa Days ...
Tallinn Town Hall Square today. The Town Hall Square is the core of Tallinn’s Old Town and can be seen in the above live HD webcam Tallinn footage. In summer, the Town Hall Square is filled with outdoor cafes and serves as a host for many events such as festivals, concerts, and fairs.
Its tall tower juts out from Tallinn’s old town skyline. Along the way we also passed by St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and St. Mary’s Cathedral which is Estonia’s oldest church. Perhaps, the most photographed and visited is the St. Alexander Nevsky church located in Toompea.