Kadriorg can be considered to be the grandest example of palace and park design in Estonian architectural history. The palace, originally an imperial summer residence, has been extremely well preserved since the early 18th century. Designed to resemble the Italian palaces of the time, the palace has a facade which is three levels at the front and sides and two levels at the rear in a mix of architectural styles. A banquet hall and winter garden were added to the rear facade of the palace in 1933/34.
Did you know...? *Today the palace is home to the foreign art collection of the Estonian Art Museum.
We ventured out from the Old Town on the #3 tram. Note: Enter the tram through the front door and pay the driver (1.5 Euros), The tram stop for Kariorg Palace is the last stop before the tram...
The palace is really nice inside and especially outside. In my opinion, it is not worth paying to get inside. Just walk into the lobby, and spend most of the time enjoying the garden and the park.
This palace was gorgeous! There was an art exhibition inside, but it was worth going in just to see the details of the architecture. A must see!