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25.02.2014

The emergence and development of Kadriorg was influenced first and foremost by the high society of the tsar’s empire. The streets of Kadriorg are as good as a unique architectural museum, weaving together various centuries and cultures. Noble villas and summer estates, functionalist apartment buildings with stately flats are interspersed with cheaper Estonian rented wooden houses.

Kadriorg is one of the more dignified areas even today, and one of the best loved residential regions of Tallinn. The Estonian president’s residence and many foreign embassies are located here. The park is one of the favourite spots for walking of Tallinners young and old. But Kadriorg is famed mostly for its baroque palace and park ensemble, begun in 1718 as the summer palace for the family of Russian tsar Peter I. In February 2006 the Estonian Art Museum opened in Kadriorg. Kumu is the first purpose-built museum in Estonia – KUMU – where both classical and contemporary Estonian art are displayed and exhibitions on international contemporary art are held.

 
 
   
A. H. Tammsaare Museum

A. H. Tammsaare Museum

Kadriorg
The life and work of Estonia's best-loved writer, Anton Hansen-Tammsaare, are chronicled here in his restored, 1930s home.
Koidula 12a, 10125 Tallinn
+372 601 3232
tammsaare@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/tammsaare
Eduard Vilde Museum

Eduard Vilde Museum

Kadriorg
This museum dedicated to Eduard Vilde (1865-1933), one of Estonia’s principle writers, makes its home in his 1850s-era villa.
Roheline aas 3, 10150 Tallinn
+372 601 3181
vilde@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/vilde
Japanese garden at Kadriorg park

Japanese garden at Kadriorg park

Kadriorg
An exquisite Japanese garden, designed by renowned landscape architect Masao Sone, sits at the northeast corner of Kadriorg Park.

+372 601 4548
kadriorupark@kadriorupark.ee
www.kadriorupark.ee
Kadriorg Children's Museum Miiamilla

Kadriorg Children's Museum Miiamilla

Kadriorg
Built in a 1930s-era recreational centre in Kadriorg Park, this museum offers fun, creative activities for 3 to 11 year-olds.
L. Koidula 21c
+372 601 7057
mm@linnamuuseum.ee
linnamuuseum.ee/miiamilla
Kadriorg Palace - Kadriorg Art Museum

Kadriorg Palace - Kadriorg Art Museum

Kadriorg
This grand, baroque palace built for Peter the Great in 1718 now houses the Art Museum of Estonia's foreign collection.
A. Weizenbergi 37, 10127 Tallinn
+372 606 6400
kadriorg@ekm.ee
kadriorumuuseum.ekm.ee/ru/
Kadriorg Park

Kadriorg Park

Kadriorg
This vast park surrounding Kadriorg Palace is without a doubt the best place in town for relaxed strolling, pigeon feeding and life pondering.
Roheline aas, J.Poska, Mäekalda, Narva mnt
+372 601 4548
kadriorupark@kadriorupark.ee
www.kadriorupark.ee
Kumu Art Museum

Kumu Art Museum

Kadriorg
By far the nation's largest and most cutting-edge art museum, Kumu displays Estonian-created works from the 18th-21st centuries.
A. Weizenbergi 34, 10127 Tallinn
+372 602 6000
kumu.info@ekm.ee
www.kumu.ee
Mikkel Museum

Mikkel Museum

Kadriorg
Mikkel's impressive foreign art collection covers antique Chinese porcelain, Flemish and Dutch paintings and Italian engravings.
A. Weizenbergi 28, 10127 Tallinn
+372 601 5844
kadriorg@ekm.ee
www.mikkelimuuseum.ee/et/
Peter the Great's Cottage

Peter the Great's Cottage

Kadriorg
Before Kadriorg Palace was complete, the Russian tsar stayed in this humble, 17th century cottage, now restored to fit his era.
Mäekalda 2
+372 601 3136
peetri@linnamuuseum.ee
www.linnamuuseum.ee/peetrimaja
Russalka

Russalka

Kadriorg
This striking monument on Kadriorg’s shore is a memorial to those lost when armoured ship Russalka sank in 1893.
Pirita tee


Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

Tallinn Song Festival Grounds

Kadriorg
This sprawling event venue in Kadriorg holds a special place in Estonians' hearts as the birthplace of the Singing Revolution.
Narva mnt 95, 10127 Tallinn
+372 611 2102
info@lauluvaljak.ee
www.lauluvaljak.ee
 
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