Presidential Palace

Palace in Kadriorg

Echoing the style of Kadriorg Palace, this grand building was purpose-built in 1938 to serve as the official residence of the Estonian president – a role it once again fulfills. It’s not open to the public, but you can peer through the gates at the honour guards out front.

Sadly, Estonia's first president, Konstantin Päts, didn't get long to enjoy living here. Following the Soviet takeover in 1940 he spent most of his remaining years incarcerated in psychiatric institutions – he was deemed delusional for continuing to maintain that he was the president of Estonia.


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