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Yusupov Palace

Moika river embankment, 94, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
812 332 19 91
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Ranked #31 of 1,032 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Description: The horrific murder of Rasputin, the notorious "mad monk," took place in this stately palace, which offers guided tours of the scene of the crime.
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Dunsmore, England
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145 reviews 145 reviews
59 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This Palace is well worth visiting and the theatre is lovely. However, although we encountered two helpful members of staff, in general the staff seem very dour and a special mention must go to the lady in the audio guide room was particularly abrupt and miserable. It would cost nothing to smile. The Yusupov Palace gives you an insight into... More

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Santee, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The palace itself is not as grand or interesting as many others in the area. However the connection with the murder of Rasputin does make it a worthwhile stop if you have the time or inclination.

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Moscow
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are at all interested in the history of Pre-Revolutionary Russia, the Yusupov Palace is worth the time and small expense it takes for a visit. There are two tours and two separate tickets. One is for the basement area where Rasputin was murdered and the other for the palace in general, that is, upstairs. Both are fun and... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

So glad we got to add this into our tour. The history of this wealthy family makes the place come alive. The small theatre is the real gem although the story of Rasputin brings in the crowds.

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Keizer, Oregon
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Visited the Yusupov Palace today as part of a cruise tour hosted by Arthur Travel Limited. This was once the primary residence in St. Petersburg, Russia of the House of Yusupov. It was also the site of the Rasputin murder. In the basement is a recreation of the dinner table complete with poison wine and figures representing Rasputin and Prince... More

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Russia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Not so popular, but nice interiors and great history of the palace! It is a main palace among 8 in Saint-Petersburg, that were owned by kniaz’ Yusupov’ family – one of the richest aristocracy families in 19-th century in Russia. Rasputin was killed here in a basement storage of the palace. Home theatre, painting, chandeliers and furniture – everything were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We visited here as part of our 2 day tour of St Petersburg. Having already seen some of the more spectacular palaces, this one is perhaps more understated, but worth a look none the less. This is the only place where we had to buy permits to take photos. About 150 roubles. You get to wear a little sticker so... More

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Boston, MA
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Let me suggest that if you are first time visitors to St.Petersburg and your time is limited save this palace for another trip. Since this was our second time in St.Petersburg we wanted to have new experiences and we very happy with our choice of the palace. This beautiful yellow building facing the Moika River was once the home of... More

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Vancouver
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163 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Yusupov Palace was on our St. Petersburg itinerary with SPB Tours. This palace is located "in town" close to the churches and the Hermitage so there is little allowance needed for travel time to see this sight. Our SPB guide gave us the commentary as we went from room to room in this palace followed by a visit to... More

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Colorado
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is one of the choices on our cruise excursions. We picked it because the second part was a canal cruise (which is a good snapshot of the city). The Rasputin section is interesting as they have waxed figures and have staged this historical event. And there are some lovely furnishings, and yes, the theater is spectacular, but it seemed... More

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