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About the project

Narva fortress and Ivangorod fortress, which stand on the opposite banks of the river, belong to different states and cultures and have their unique destiny and history, but, nevertheless, have long been regarded as a single whole.

The project “Development of unique Narva-lvangorod fortresses ensemble as a single cultural and tourist object» has been aimed at the development of tourist infrastructure of the cross-border region of Narva and Ivangorod by means of reconstruction of historical fortress structures as well as at the improvement of the availability of tourist information.

The main outcomes of the project: the walls of the Victoria bastion, its casemates and the powder cellar in Narva were restored. Today the powder cellar accommodates the welcome centre, while the casemates accommodate a historical exposition; the Small Powder Granary of the 17th century was reconstructed in Ivangorod fortress. In the Small Powder Granary, there is a welcome centre and an exposition about the history of the fortress. The walls of the quadrangular fortress built in 1492 were conserved, and its territory was landscaped. Now it is open for visitors.

Within the framework of the project, training courses for the guides and museum workers in Narva and Ivangorod also took place and brands and websites for the new tourist objects were developed. Cooperation partners: Narva Department for City Development and Economy (leading partner, Estonia), Leningradskaya Oblast State Budget Institution of Culture «Museum Agency» (partner, Russia).

The total budget of the project amounted to 6,871,455 EUR.
The programme co-financing amounted to 6,184,309 EUR, and partner co-financing amounted to 687,146 EUR.
The contribution from the state budget of Estonia (included in the programme co-financing) was 1,836,487 EUR.

Estonia – Latvia – Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme within the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument 2007-2013 financially supports joint cross border development activities for the improvement of the region’s competitiveness by utilising its potential and beneficial location on the crossroads between the EU and Russian Federation.

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This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the Estonia – Latvia – Russia Cross Border Cooperation Programme within European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument 2007 – 2013. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of project „Development of the unique Narva-Ivangorod fortresses ensemble as a single cultural and tourist object” partners and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the Programme, Programme participating countries, alongside with the European Union.