Kadriorg Park is the most outstanding palatial and urban park in Estonia, covering around 70 hectares. Its construction began in 1718 on the orders of Russian tsar Peter I. Elements of park design from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries can be seen here.
The most popular places for a stroll in the park are the flower beds surrounding the Swan Pond and the promenade leading from there to the president's palace.
There are a number of museums in the park, including KUMU (the Estonian Art Museum), Kadriorg Art Museum and the Mikkeli Museum, as well as monuments to such cultural figures as sculptor Amandus Adamson, author F. R. Kreutzwald and artist Jaan Koort.
Kadriorg palace and the park around it are really beautiful. It's easy to reach from the city center. Unfortunately we were such early birds the palace wasn't open yet.
I enjoyed visiting the Palace - the architecture is stunning. It would be more interesting to have a guided tour.
Easily accessed by public transport, and when we entered the park there was a lake with some very interesting sculptures. The Palace and grounds looked stunning, but smaller than we imagined. The...