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Kadriorg Palace and Park

Kadriorg Palace © Mike Beales
Kadriorg Palace © Mike Beales

The beautiful pink baroque Kadriorg Palace was the summer residence of Russian Tsar, Peter I, 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

Website: www.ekm.ee/kadriorg