Kadriorg Palace
Kadriorg Palace
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10:00 - 18:00
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10:00 - 18:00
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10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
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10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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  • Duane B
    West Des Moines, Iowa23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    $9 Euros
    I had seen this was a place to check out when in Tallinn and I thought the building looked neat so when in Tallinn I decided to check it out. I was not sure if I wanted to just take photos of the outside and go in and check out the art but when I got there I figured why not go inside also. I'm not really a art person but for 9 euros I think you get your moneys worth. I enjoyed checking out the art amazing how old some were back to 1600's. So I recommend this place for some cool photos when in Tallinn but even if you are not an art person like me go inside I dont think you will be disappointed.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 28 May 2023
  • ElaineAndGreg
    Chesterland, Ohio2,967 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Russian Palace in Tallinn
    Kadriorg Palace was built by Peter the Great of Russia for his wife, the future Catherine I of Russia. It's an attractive palace and houses a museum of art. Kadriorg park as a whole is very nice and this is its centerpiece. The palace is beautiful from the exterior. The inside is also grand with many stunning rooms, but it would not compare much to, say, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Versailles in Paris, or Rundale Palace in Latvia. The palace houses an art museum that is worth a trip. We used Andre from ToursByLocals as a guide, and would recommend that you consider doing the same. Many works in the museums are high end copies created at the time, but there is also much original art and some works you won't see elsewhere. Among these is a "copy" of a Bruegel work whose original is lost to history. There are works from the Russian avant garde that are original. Take a look in particular to the ornate ceilings, one of which is an elaborate insult to Sweden based on the myth of Artemis and Acteon. You should certainly come to this park, but this palace is an excellent attraction as well.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Rosie S
    Clevedon, United Kingdom22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely for a walk
    It was a very hot day and this was a lovely sheltered place to visit. The gardens are nice and the history is very interesting. It was a Monday so the gallery was closed unfortunately. We took an Uber from our hotel which was very easy and inexpensive. The planting plan by the rectangular lake is lovely and we also visited the promenade.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
  • nidriks
    Dorset, United Kingdom168 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty works of art and some nice gardens
    I visited the palace and gardens on my first day in Tallinn. The museum has some wonderful works of art and was a pleasure to wonder. There was a helpful security guard that helped guide me to the lockers for my bags. Language was a bit of a barrier but he did good. I have to say I felt a little uncomfortable when getting my ticket for the gallery as the woman serving seemed quite short and unimpressed with me. It left me wondering if language would be a huge barrier for my trip to Tallinn. It was a nice little visit though and the gardens are really nice for a wander after. I am pleased to say that much of Tallinn, over my three days in the city, made up for any bad vibes from day one.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Scenic200550
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit at Kadriorg Palace
    A great place to visit in Tallinn. It is easy to get to from the old town. The palace itself has stunning architecture, intricate facades, elegant interiors, and beautifully landscaped gardens. There is also a museum with paintings, sculptures and more.. Great place to visit if you like art, gardens, and especially history.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 May 2024
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Scenic200550
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A great place to visit in Tallinn. It is easy to get to from the old town. The palace itself has stunning architecture, intricate facades, elegant interiors, and beautifully landscaped gardens. There is also a museum with paintings, sculptures and more.. Great place to visit if you like art, gardens, and especially history.
Written 9 May 2024
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nidriks
Dorset, UK168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I visited the palace and gardens on my first day in Tallinn. The museum has some wonderful works of art and was a pleasure to wonder.
There was a helpful security guard that helped guide me to the lockers for my bags. Language was a bit of a barrier but he did good. I have to say I felt a little uncomfortable when getting my ticket for the gallery as the woman serving seemed quite short and unimpressed with me. It left me wondering if language would be a huge barrier for my trip to Tallinn. It was a nice little visit though and the gardens are really nice for a wander after.
I am pleased to say that much of Tallinn, over my three days in the city, made up for any bad vibes from day one.
Written 17 August 2023
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Rosie S
Clevedon, UK22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
It was a very hot day and this was a lovely sheltered place to visit. The gardens are nice and the history is very interesting. It was a Monday so the gallery was closed unfortunately. We took an Uber from our hotel which was very easy and inexpensive. The planting plan by the rectangular lake is lovely and we also visited the promenade.
Written 7 August 2023
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ElaineAndGreg
Chesterland, OH2,967 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Kadriorg Palace was built by Peter the Great of Russia for his wife, the future Catherine I of Russia. It's an attractive palace and houses a museum of art.

Kadriorg park as a whole is very nice and this is its centerpiece. The palace is beautiful from the exterior. The inside is also grand with many stunning rooms, but it would not compare much to, say, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Versailles in Paris, or Rundale Palace in Latvia.

The palace houses an art museum that is worth a trip. We used Andre from ToursByLocals as a guide, and would recommend that you consider doing the same. Many works in the museums are high end copies created at the time, but there is also much original art and some works you won't see elsewhere. Among these is a "copy" of a Bruegel work whose original is lost to history. There are works from the Russian avant garde that are original.

Take a look in particular to the ornate ceilings, one of which is an elaborate insult to Sweden based on the myth of Artemis and Acteon.

You should certainly come to this park, but this palace is an excellent attraction as well.
Written 28 June 2023
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Duane B
West Des Moines, IA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I had seen this was a place to check out when in Tallinn and I thought the building looked neat so when in Tallinn I decided to check it out. I was not sure if I wanted to just take photos of the outside and go in and check out the art but when I got there I figured why not go inside also. I'm not really a art person but for 9 euros I think you get your moneys worth. I enjoyed checking out the art amazing how old some were back to 1600's. So I recommend this place for some cool photos when in Tallinn but even if you are not an art person like me go inside I dont think you will be disappointed.
Written 28 May 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,641 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
The Information Lady was very helpful, motivated me to buy Combo Ticket that allows access to 3 museums: Kadriog Palace/Museum, KUMU and Miikkell.

This museum has several floors of exhibits ranging from paintings of royalties and landscapes, porcelains, vases, plates, figurines, ornate ceilings and walls of one room, etc. Note that there are FREE lockers here for one’s use.

Note: During my visit there are several buses of tourists oggling for the best spots to take pictures of this former Palace. Be patient, wait until they leave before taking pictures of this attraction.
Written 20 May 2023
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Nicholas N
Copenhagen, Denmark873 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Nice palace with different art. Not that big but beautiful
If you plan to do a lot of museum etc. I would recommend the Tallinn card which makes it at lot more affordable.
Written 22 March 2023
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OLEG KHAZANKIN
Tallinn, Estonia59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Former palace, nowadays museum. In the middle of Kardiorg Park, close to the house of president of Estonia. Impressing collection European masterpieces. They have nice cafe as well. Dede will recommend for family visit.
Written 28 February 2023
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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada26,481 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
After getting quite a bit impressed by the "lower garden" (a fair-sized rectangular lawn with colorful flowers around its boundaries & also a pond of the same shape right alongside the length of the garden), it was just about a 5-minute walk to the Palace where it was kind of a disappointment upon arrival at the Palace for its closure (due to being a Monday) but where I was still "quite awed" just by the beautiful exterior of the building with also noticing these small "facial impressions" of Queen Catherine the Great (really quite a number of them all around the Palace just to look up slightly above), and finally after going up the steps beside the Palace was arriving at the "upper garden" which is something I would just describe as a "jaw-dropping beauty" (without exaggeration for its "really plentiful" number of flower beds arranged in some interesting patterns and where actually there's also "like a symmetry" between the two halves of the garden with pretty much identical flower patterns in each half, and yes also a great photo-op with the "amazing beauty" of both the garden & the back-facade of the Palace).

If coming from the Old Town (like I did), it's about a 30-minute walk pretty much just a "straight way" from the Old Town's entrance all the way to the Kadriorg Park (except where the street branches into two shortly before the park entrance which is reached by taking the "right way" lined with trees on both sides) followed by just a few-minute further walk also along another tree-lined way from the park entrance to the "lower garden", and yes in that park (which likely is a "pretty sizeable" one) apart from these two gardens & the Palace are also wooded areas & such for plenty of leisure walk I would say.
Written 23 February 2023
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Ilias_t_t
Athens, Greece189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
You should visit it. It's not very far. It's not one of a kind but it's a palace with history behind. If you are there in summer you can even sit under the sun and have a picnic.
Written 22 August 2022
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