The area Kadriorg is its suburb Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. It was created from the time of the Tsar’s empire, as an area of high society, with good architecture in the houses and on the streets with elements from different cultures and centuries.
What stands out is the large and impressive park, ideal place for a leisurely stroll for both tourists and locals. Next to the park is the residence of the President of Estonia.
THE Japanese garden, designed by a Japanese architect, in the center of the park with the lake, swans and beautiful flowers gives special beauty.
In spring the blossoming cherries are strongly reminiscent of spring Japanese landscape, in summer the garden is full of yellow and white flowers, in autumn everything takes on shades of red and brown while in winter they are often covered with snow.
At the other end of the park dominates baroque palace which in 1718 was the summer residence of the family of the Russian Tsar.
Designed by an Italian architect, the palace and the surrounding areas are a typical example of the Tsar’s exaggeration!
Also in the park there are museums:
Mila Milla Manda – Museum with activities on the subject of friendship, for children up to 11 years old. Ticket 2.60 € and hours Tuesday to Sunday 12-6.
Very close to the park is the concert hall Lauluväljak, which hosts the famous Estonian Song Festival with many singers and an audience of about 80,000.
Also nearby is the monument Rusalka, dedicated to the naval ship that sank in the Gulf of Finland in 1893 with 177 casualties.
The photos below show the changes in the landscape of the park depending on the season and finally we understand that all seasons are equally beautiful there !!
* It is worth visiting the park, even if you do not want to see a museum. Enjoy a walk in the Japanese garden and the palace garden, find the swans swimming in the lake, see the beautiful buildings located both in and around the park.
* Access to the park is very easy with trams 1 and 3 that stop right outside.
* The time it takes to see the park depends on whether you want to see a museum. We spent about 2 hours relaxing there, without seeing a museum but taking many photos with the background of the palace and the gardens, the lake and everything else.