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.

    TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

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    • 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'.

    • Interesting but not spectacular

      tripadvisor rating 3 of 5
      May 26, 2020 By CAPerth

      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... Read more comments

    • Lovely palace

      tripadvisor rating 4 of 5
      March 10, 2020 By laurabZ2166HY

      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... Read more comments