Tallinn

Kadriorg

more than a year ago

If there’s one part of Tallinn outside Old Town that a first time visitor absolutely, definitely, unquestionably has to see, it’s Kadriorg. Though it’s only a  few minutes’ walk from the centre, this quiet area is a world unto itself, a secluded neighbourhood made up of large areas of forested park criss-crossed by paths and dotted with statues and ponds. It’s also home to a number of intriguing 19th- and 20th-century villas, and the nation’s top art museums.


The jewel in Kadriorg’s crown however is the Kadriorg Palace, a magnificent, Baroque structure surrounded by manicured gardens and fountains. This was the centre of an estate that Russian tsar Peter the Great established as a family retreat in the early 18th century. In fact, it was Peter himself who was responsible for creating Kadriorg.

Comments

Connect via social media
Leave a comment using your email
Please enter your name*

Please share your location

Enter your message*
07.07.2012
Paul Busby
,
It's a wonderful place. You could spend several days seeing everything. My advice to everyone - go to Tallinn You will love it.
08.06.2010
Anna-Elina
Estonia,
The information you gave here is lovely. Thank you!
Take your guide with you download a pdf or order a printed issue
browse through our pdf library
Put our app in your pocket
Top
City Essentials

Download our new City Essentials app

download 4.5