Narva Town Hall

Narva, Estonia

The town hall is one of the three buildings in Narva survived from World War II. The Baroque-style building was built by the order of Swedish king Charles XI. The project of the master George Teuffel from Lubeck formed the basis of the building, the construction of which started in 1688. After three years, at the latest in 1691, the building was finished when a gold-plated forged weathercock in the form of a crane was put at the top of the tower (it was made by master Grabben).

During the World War II, the Town Hall was severely damaged: the tower, the roof, the flooring were destroyed, the stairs and the figures at the portal got considerable damages. During the renovation works in the Town Hall (1956-1963), the tower was rebuilt, and the building attained the new roof; the facade and the portal were reconstructed, and the grate that connected stairs and handrails was restored.

Reference: Narva Museum

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Rüütli 1, Narva, Estonia
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Founded: 1688-1691
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Swedish Empire (Estonia)

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Kristjan Variksoo (13 months ago)
The clock was completely wrong.
Helen Vaikma (2 years ago)
Narva had a beautiful Old Town with scenic old streets and houses. Sad that there's almost nothing left after the WWII. This is a place where you can almost imagine how it looked like before. City Hall was finished in 1671, Stock Exchange in 1704.
Here to Help u (2 years ago)
Well made and looks very similar to how it was before.Before it was build I remember being I child and playing in this underground catacombs. Very spacious lounge .On our next visit we will check the cafe as many people have recommended. Would be nice to have RATUSHA open too.
Elvis (2 years ago)
The building looks like it would be very pretty it is also pretty run down which is a pity.
Lady N (2 years ago)
Narvas city hall has historical spirit and looks quite old. Overall it brings impression that you have visited the past century- time back. Hall has own medieval magic.
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