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Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

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Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

Photo by: Kadi-Liis Koppel

Photo by: Kadrioru Park

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5

based on 2039 reviews

Location (map)

Kadrioru park, Tallinn

Kadriorg

Contact

kadriorupark@kadriorupark.ee

+372 601 4548

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Child-friendly

 

Accessibility

Fully accessible
  • no step
  • treshold up to 2,5 cm
  • ramp gradient max 10%
  • doors width at least 70 cm
WC / toilet for disabled users
  • wheelchair sign on WC door
  • fully accessible
  • meets international standards

This vast park surrounding Kadriorg Palace is without a doubt the best place in town for relaxed strolling, pigeon feeding and life pondering.

It was set up in 1718 as part of the palace estate, but has always been open to the public.

In spring and summer visitors can see beautiful, manicured gardens and flowerbeds here, but most of the park has retained the look of the natural landscape, with meadows and forest groves.

A good spot for starting a Kadriorg tour is the rectangular Swan Pond on Weizenbergi street, with its fountain, gazebo and birds. An uphill stroll from here leads past flower beds to another fountain area, closer to the Kumu art museum.

Nearby the Swan Pond are several of the palace's auxiliary buildings, some of which house cafés and museums. Opposite the palace gates is a small guard house, a kitchen building and an ice cellar. The kitchen building is home to the Mikkli Museum, which displays an impressive collection of imported art. 

In 2011, Kadriorg Park received a truly wonderful addition in form of the Japanese garden designed by Japan's renowned landscape designer Masao Sone. The natural landscape of the northeast corner of the park, with its tall trees and heavy rocks, is well suited for it. The plants were chosen specifically to suit Estonia's colder climate. In spring, cherry trees and rhododendrons blossom; in summer, the garden is filled with irises and orrises; while autumn, with its seasonal change, brings reds, oranges, yellows and browns. It is the largest public, rhododendron garden in the region. 

Rocks play an important part in the garden. Mr. Sone fell in love with the Tallinn's cobblestone Old Town and this influence is clearly visible.

Location (map)

Kadrioru park, Tallinn

Kadriorg

Contact

kadriorupark@kadriorupark.ee

+372 601 4548

Information

More

Child-friendly

 

Accessibility

Fully accessible
  • no step
  • treshold up to 2,5 cm
  • ramp gradient max 10%
  • doors width at least 70 cm
WC / toilet for disabled users
  • wheelchair sign on WC door
  • fully accessible
  • meets international standards
TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

"Beautiful surroundings. Cute museum"

4.5

January 26, 2020, by ArthurSilva

The park is clean and beautiful. Also safe. There’s a Japanese garden/lake worth visiting and the museum is quite cute. Not big but interesting for spending half an hour at least. You don’t need a... Read more

"Relaxing park out the city"

4.5

December 22, 2019, by rabby_Sh00

Came here by tram just for a walk around. The house was beautiful and the park very well kept. I reccomend walking around the back to the Japanese garden and the on to the memorial. Very quiet when... Read more

"Beautiful gardens, tiny coffee shop"

4.5

December 16, 2019, by iamrhys

Nice place to walk around, especially liked the Japanese garden close by. The tiny coffee shop could be something special but its not, my only complaint. A few more smiles and seats would be perfect. Read more

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