Attractions & museums

    Kadriorg Palace - 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.
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    • Beautiful gardens

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      August 28, 2020 By Paul R

      We had a lovely afternoon strolling in the sunshine looking at the lovely gardens- particularly nice was the Japanese gardens with Koi carp ponds and red squirrels.

    • excellent place to visit

      tripadvisor rating 5 of 5
      August 25, 2020 By I9317NIbilld

      a very interesting display of artifacts in a beautiful building and parkland setting. Well worth a visit.

    • Great building and park, OK collection

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      August 4, 2020 By Lysander4ever

      The building itself has been tastefully renovated, and the main hall is stunning. The art collection on the other hand is interesting, but not 'wow'.