There is Nothing LikeVisiting Narva
Подготовил Сергей Голубев
Last month I went to Narva with excursion. And I like it very much. The town is located in Northern Estonia, on the border between Estonia and Russia, 200 km from Tallinn and 150 km from St.Petersburg. Like every town has its own face which sets it apart from all other places, as for me, Narva differs from others for its beauty and cleanliness.
I have never seen so unique view of two ancient frontier fortresses facing each other across a river. One is Hermann Castle and the second is Ivangorod Castle which situated over on the Russia side. If you have never before seen Swedish medieval fortifications, in Narva you will find those which previously enclosed the town, making it one of the most powerful fortresses in Europe. There are many places in Narva to see. The main sights for those who interested in the history, is visiting the Narva Museum, housed in the famous Tall Herman Tower. There people can acquaint themselves with displays about the history of Narva, its prewar architecture, and the household implements of its citizens. And for art-lovers, visiting Narva Art Gallery, - a very cosy and pleasant place, located on the Gloria Bastion in the former military barracks - , will be interestingly. The main exhibition area holds the art collection of merchant named Lavretsov, and there are regular temporary exhibitions of art from Estonia as well as from other countries. One sightseeing that amaze me by its huge territory were the buildings Kreenholm factory which is the best example of the industrial architecture of the 19th century. The factory, the biggest cotton enterprise in Estonia, is located on Krenholm Island, which divides the Narva river into two arms. There are many other places to visit like The Dark Garden, where I have walked, The House of Boron Velio, which was built in the early 19th century and much more. I grew my knowledge, visiting this places, of the history, as in the past Narva was one of the most famous cities of Europe.
I liked Narva, and wish the others to go there and have a rest at the seaside and visit many interesting sightseeing of Narva.