Kadriorg is famed mostly for its baroque palace and park ensemble, begun in 1718 as the summer palace for the family of Russian tsar Peter I.The emergence and development of Kadriorg was influenced first and foremost by the high society of the tsar’s empire. Kadriorg is one of the more dignified areas even today, and one of the best loved residential regions of Tallinn. The park is one of the favourite spots for walking of Tallinners young and old. In February 2006 the Estonian Art Museum opened in Kadriorg.