At the heart of Kadriorg, one of Tallinn’s most upscale districts, is Estonia’s only Baroque palace and park ensemble, established 300 years ago by Russian Tsar Peter the Great. Kadriorg has evolved various layers over the past three centuries and become the city’s centre of high culture with seven museums, including those dedicated to art and literature, and a children’s museum. The streets of Kadriorg are worth exploring with their posh villas, whimsical summer mansions and simple wooden houses dating back to the area’s heyday as a seaside spa destination. Kadriorg is an ideal place for taking a stroll or riding a bike.
The area hosts numerous open-air events, including the birthday of the castle and the garden, and the charity Duck Race. In autumn, the literary festival and the light festival to send off summer are celebrated. The cafés and restaurants in the park blend perfectly into the peaceful atmosphere. Make your visit especially memorable by reaching Kadriorg in one of the retro-style trams named after Estonian statesmen.