Kadriorg Palace and Park
Kadriorg Palace © Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau/Tavi Grepp
The beautiful pink baroque Kadriorg Palace was the summer residence of Russian Tsar, Peter 1, and today stands proudly in the centre of its namesake seaside resort suburb of Tallinn, where the streets are lined with noble villas and summer estates. The Palace today houses the Estonian Art Museum's foreign collection, featuring thousands of western European and Russian works from the 16th to 20th centuries, ranging from prints and paintings to sculpture and furniture. The palace is also the venue for concerts and theatrical performances, lectures and receptions. The park surrounding the palace is a popular recreational spot for visitors and locals alike, consisting of formal gardens, the symmetrical Swan Lake, as well as meadows and forest groves traversed by paths.
Address: Weizenbergi Street 37
Telephone: 606 6001
Transport: Bus to J. Poska stop
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm (May to September); Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm (October to April). Flower garden: daily 9am to 8pm, until 9pm in September and October
Admission: Palace: KR65 (concessions available). Mikkel Museum: KR35 (concessions available). Free entry with Tallinn Card