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Facts About Kadriorg Palace
The house today is the result of a drastic renovation ordered by Nicholas I of Russia in 1827.
Kadriorg Palace is a Petrine Baroque palace built for Catherine I of Russia by Peter the Great in Tallinn, Estonia. Both the Estonian and the German name for the palace means “Catherine’s valley”.
The palace currently houses the Kadriorg Art Museum, a branch of the Art Museum of Estonia, displaying foreign art from the 16th to 20th centuries.
Kadriorg Palace was built after the Great Northern War for Nicola Michetti’s designs by Gaetano Chiaveri and Mikhail Zemtsov.
The palace was named Kadriorg (Katharinenthal in German) in honour of his wife Catherine I.