Wooden Architecture of Kadriorg

Duration: 2–3 hours
Language: English, Finnish, Russian
Group size: max 30

Kadriorg has been one of the most prestigious areas of Tallinn through the ages. The residential quarter began developing around the summer residence of the Russian tsar at the beginning of the 18th century and represents the full range of architectural styles and building booms in Tallinn. The uniqueness of Kadriorg is its wealth and elegance; it is both a public and intimate cityscape. Kadriorg contains many significant monuments to Estonian statehood, but also a number of museums, restaurants, sports facilities, etc.

The tour concentrates on wooden architecture. We will follow the story of Kadriorg’s peculiar street structure that grew around the former water channel and railroad, explore traces of the summer resort and above all walk among the restored splendour of the peaceful and romantic old residential quarters.

The final route and potential visits to interiors will be agreed upon with the client prior to the tour.


Kadriorg Sanatorium. Erwin Bernhard, 1902. Photo Martin Siplane, MEA


Main pavilion of the Children’s Corner in Kadriorg Park. Villem Seidra, 1936–1937. Photo Martin Siplane, MEA