Kadriorg is a quiet, leafy area with easy walking distance of Old Town. At the centre of the park area is the stunning, Northern Baroque palace that Peter the Great built as a summer residence in 1718. Designed by Italian architect Niccolo Michetti, the palace and surrounding gardens are humbling example of Tsarist extravagance. Today the palace is home to Kadrioru kunstimuuseum or Kadriorg Art Museum and displays hundreds of 16 to 20th century paintings by Western and Russian artists.
Stone throw away from the palace is Restoran Mon Repos housed in a beautiful villa. The house was originally built already in 1870s as summer house for owner Sadowski. It operated as a restaurant with cabaret, dining hall and casino already in 1920s. Today the restaurant is a brilliant way to end your Kadriorg round trip with culinary surprises.
Note that all of the art museums in Kadriorg are free with Tallinn Card: http://www.bit.ly/TallinnCard2019
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