Kadriorg Palace

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Kadriorg Palace
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland25,432 contributions
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 surrounded by an imposing Versailles-like garden with fountains, fences, and flower plantings.

Today, the palace houses the Kadriorg Art Museum which presents Western European and Russian art from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
Written July 21, 2022
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CAPerth
Perth227 contributions
We visited Kadriorg Palace since we already had a Tallinn card (so entry was included) and we were continuing on to Pirita Monastery. Probably wouldn’t have bothered otherwise. It was easy to get to the Palace by tram although there wasn’t a lot of signage at the tram stop to point us in the right direction but if you follow the crowd you won’t go wrong. The Palace looks attractive from the outside but the art collections inside are fairly modest. Overall a bit of an underwhelming experience but considering we had just come from St Petersburg, most places would fade into insignificance compared to the great palaces there.
Written May 27, 2020
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Laura B
Hamilton, UK82 contributions
Friends
Lovely palace with mainly art work but not a lot more to see. You need to leave your jacket and large bag at lockers. Garden would be lovely in summer. Easy to reach using tram from just outside the old town. Takes 10 minutes then a 10 minute walk through the park. Tram costs 2euros for an hour journey- just place money into receptacle at driver cabin and he gives you a ticket.
Written March 10, 2020
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Tomi Wickman
Helsinki, Finland2,163 contributions
Couples
Beautfull tzar Peter the Great’s summer palace. Recently renovated. This is a hidden gem in Tallin. Surraunded by a beautifull park
Written July 19, 2018
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Eric H
Vancouver, Canada173 contributions
Couples
We wanted to visit Kadriorg Palace simply to see this lovely Tsar's palace built in the Roman Baroque fashion and the bit of Russian history associated with Peter I and Catherine. We were taking the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus that day and knew this was one of the stops...this made it quite convenient to get there, spend an hour or so and then get back on the bus. Additionally, if you purchase the Tallinn card admission to the palace is free.

I was happy to just be there to take pictures of the palace exterior and the grounds...which are lovely in the winter but I'm sure are absolutely stunning in the spring and summer months...but having the opportunity to go inside and walk around (and take photos by the way) was an added bonus. I understand that much of the art displayed throughout are copies but that didn't diminish the experience.
Written January 9, 2018
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ww_1984
Dundee, UK256 contributions
We took the tram (line 3; cheap tickets available via an app) out to Kadriorg park and wandered for more or less a day. Took in this small but fantastically restored palace. Lots of art and history on display but the hall itself is stunning. Garden was lovely despite the time of year and inclement weather.

I'd recommend getting the combined ticket for this, Mikkel and Kumu rather than individual tickets.
Written December 7, 2019
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KPfeff
Dallas277 contributions
The Palace looks very grand from the outside but was unfortunately over-run with cruise tourists during my visit. The entire Kadriorg area is is a great place to visit, especially in fine weather, as the best bits are the outdoor park areas. A few tips:

1. I was trying to be the early bird, so I arrived at the Palace right when it opened, at 10 am. The cruise/tour groups had already started lining up, so I decided to visit the formal gardens first. I came back about twenty minutes later and visited the house museum, but the tour groups kept coming. Many rooms in the Palace are tiny and are absolutely not conducive to tour groups, but they come anyway. What I wish I would have done instead is visit the extensive park system first for a few hours, then visit the Palace and the Kumu starting maybe after lunch. It seemed that most of the cruise/tour groups were gone by then. Note that you can buy a combined ticket that includes the Palace, Kumu, and the small museum across from the Palace to a save a few Euro.
2. From the website you can download a map of the extensive park area, which is helpful as it's not always clear what direction your heading and the signage within the park itself is not always where you want it to be!
3. I walked from the city center; I'm a fast walker and I had a good map; it took me about 25 minutes, but I did stop and take a few photos along the way. On the way there I walked through the city streets but on the way back I followed a path by the sea. Note that the construction in the area is extensive so I had to zig and zag to get where I was going, particularly on the way back.
4. A nice stop between the old town and the park is Rotermann Quarter - Rost had great coffee and pastries!
Written September 17, 2019
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George Meredith
Windsor, Canada1,067 contributions
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After you walk through the park you can pay and see inside this art museum. It has European masters from the 17th century. The palace was built by Peter the Great for he and his wife Catherine as a summer home. Some guidebooks and websites mistakenly attribute this palace to Catherine the Great but this palace was finished before she came to power. Catherine l was the empress of Russia in name only when she was in power as real power was held by the court. This is a very good art museum, far better than I was expecting, and is an absolute must see stop. When we were there this was not crowded by tourists so is a very good attraction.
Written October 5, 2016
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NorthEastnostromo
Stockton-on-Tees, UK128 contributions
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Kadriorg Park is well worth a day out and is easy to get to. Recommend using Tallinn card as most of the museums are not worth the indicated price.
Written October 11, 2019
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Lopalop7
Horsham, UK70 contributions
Friends
I'm not really sure why people have rated this so highly. There is a nice art collection inside if you like art, but it's small. The palace itself isn't exactly impressive and it's not obvious where to get in! Staff were miserable inside. I personally didn't think it was worth the money.
Written April 16, 2019
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