20070810-0Hof-XJas-rawbThere are at least two things the Russian tsar Peter I (Peter the Great) loved. His wife Catherine and Tallinn. Evidence of the latter is to be seen in Tallinn in the appearance of a most lovely summer palace. Build in 1718 tsar Peter I named this outstanding palace Catherinenthal in honouring his wife.

Today the beautifully red and white adorned palace is home to the foreign art collection of the Estonian Art Museum. A most lovely and splendid garden belonging to the palace is an ideal place to spend many hours to stroll around. Just across the flourishing garden you will find the office building of the Estonian president.