Kadriorg Park and Pirita
A trip to Tallinn isn’t complete without a visit to this magnificent northern baroque palace, built by Peter the Great for his wife, Catherine I, in 1718. Designed by Italian architect Niccolo Michetti, the grandiose palace and surrounding manicured gardens are a prime example of Czarist extravagance, but just as important a reason to visit is that it is also home to the foreign art collection.
The vast park surrounding Kadriorg Palace is without a doubt the best place in town for relaxed strolling, pigeon feeding and life pondering. It was set up in 1718 as part of the palace estate, but has always been open to the public. In spring and summer visitors can see beautiful, manicured gardens and flowerbeds, but most of the park has retained the look of the natural landscape.
Drive to Pirita district to discover the 1980 Olympic Games marina, the history of the St. Bridget’s Convent and gorgeous white-sand beach. The idea to found a convent in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, was initiated by some Tallinn merchants already in 1400. In early 15th century when Pirita convent was built, Tallinn (Reval) had started to benefit from its privileged situation as a monopolistic transit trade point between east and west. During that medieval building boom in Tallinn town wall was reconstructed and many new towers built.
Number of people
|Price (Euro)/per person|
3 - 4 people
5 - 6 people
7 - 8 people
For more people, please request the price!
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Meeting point: Tallinn Old Town or pick up and drop off from/to hotel in Tallinn Old Town
Price includes: guided tour, transportation
Extra payment: entrance fee in Kadriorg Palace 8 €/ per person, Pirita convent 2 €/ per person
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