Kadriorg Park is the most outstanding palatial and urban park in Estonia, covering around 70 hectares. 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.
Nowadays the oak, lilac and horsenchestnut trees give shade to strollers and picnickers, the formal pond and gardens provide a genteel backdrop for romantic promenades and wedding photos. There is a park information centre, housed in a pretty 18thncentury cottage near the main entrance, to see a scale model of the palace and its grounds. One of the other advantages is that the park is located close to the ocean, so it is possible to enjoy the park and then walk along the coast.
You can also find Kadriorg Palace, a baroque beauty houses Art Museum devoted to Dutch, German and Italian paintings from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and Russian works from the 18th to early 20th centuries. The pink palace is exactly as frilly and fabulous as it ought to be, and there is a formal garden at the rear.
From central Tallinn, tram 3 stops right by Kadriorg Park. It is also possible to reach the park by walking 20 minutes from the city center. One of the other advantages is that the park is located close to the ocean, so it is possible to enjoy the park and then walk along the coast.