Kadriorg is an attractive, premium area of Tallinn with its historical centre: the imperial summer residence was founded by Peter I. The streets of Kadriorg are an original architectural museum in which centuries and various cultures are bound. Next to the modest wooden profitable houses one can see magnificent summer residences and summer manors, refined functional structures and the ancient Russian style small houses constructed for the servants of the Kadriorg palace as well as Peter I cottage.
In 19 century Kadriorg was a fashionable resort where the members of the imperial family had a rest and restored the health. The resort was also visited by the rich and the noble of Petersburg as well as the prosperous residents of Revel. The swimming baths, salons and restaurants have been constructed between the palace and the sea. Following Peter I decree, the access to park Kadriorg has been opened at all times for everyone. Nowadays park Kadriorg is rather representative area of the city and an attractive place for living. It is a favourite leisure area of townspeople. The residence of Estonian president, embassies of some countries (Vatican, China, Ukraine, and Czech Republic), several museums, including Art museum KUMU, the biggest in Estonia, are situated here.