Attractions & museums

    Kadriorg Art Museum

    This grand, baroque palace built for Peter the Great in 1718-1725 now houses the Art Museum of Estonia's foreign collection.

    A trip to Tallinn isn’t a trip to Tallinn without a visit to the northern Baroque palace. Designed by Italian architect Niccolo Michetti, the palace and surrounding manicured gardens are a humbling example of Tsarist extravagance.

    In its current role as the Kadriorg Art Museum, it displays hundreds of 16th- to 20th-century paintings by Western and Russian artists, as well as prints, sculptures and other works.

    While here, don't miss the decadent, two-storey main hall, with its elaborately painted ceiling and stucco work, or the room used as an office by Estonia's head of state before the nearby Presidential Palace was built.

    Surrounding the Palace are several interesting palace side buildings. For example, the restored kitchen building houses a cosy art museum called the Mikkel Museum, and the humble summer cottage is the Peter I House Museum. The palace governor’s house (the castellan’s house) is now home to the Kastellaanimaja Gallery and the Eduard Vilde House Museum.

    Entrance is free with Tallinn Card.

    TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

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    • Nice visit

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      August 22, 2022 By Ilias_t_t

      You should visit it. It's not very far. It's not one of a kind but it's a palace with history behind. If you are there in summer you can even sit under the sun and have a picnic.

    • Stunning palace with an art museum

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      July 21, 2022 By Mikael F

      This Baroque palace was founded by Tsar Peter I of Russia in 1718. It was named Kadriorg in honor of his wife Catherine I. The richly decorated main hall is especially stunning. The palace is... Read more comments

    • An amazing place for picnics, chilldren and adults to enjoy a sunmy day out!

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      June 18, 2022 By DrSoulpr

      I was here for a yoga class from the Embassy of India for the World Yoga Day. Even though it was a bit rainy I enjoyed the yoga class and the walk around the park! We had an amazing one hour class... Read more comments