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Narva Historic Centre to Get Makeover

The restoration of the historical part of Narva city in Estonia will begin in September. By 2022, it is planned to complete work in the Town Hall building and on the Town Hall Square. The deadline for the start of reconstruction works is September 7.  The estimated cost of the procurement is €6 million.

Narva’s Town Hall dates back to the 17th century. The architectural complex within Town Hall Square (Raekoja plats) included the Town Hall itself, as well as the Stock Exchange, and residences of wealthy Swedish citizenry of the time.

Narva Town Hall was the only surviving landmark from this era. The old town of Narva was badly damaged during World War II – most of the historical buildings were destroyed. The surviving 17th-century building has been empty since then as the small square in front of it.

In the building of the Town Hall, in addition to the tourist center, which will occupy part of the first floor, the city council and the mayor’s office will be located. There are also plans to place a restaurant and a hall for celebrations and weddings in the building.

The Town Hall Square will have comfortable benches and seating areas and will host historical fairs and other events on weekends and holidays. There is already a car traffic ban in this area.

Narva is a municipality and city in Estonia. It is located in Ida-Viru County, at the eastern extreme point of Estonia, at the Russian border, on the Narva River which drains Lake Peipus. The city of Narva is the country’s third-largest after Tallinn and Tartu.

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