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Yusupov Palace

Moika river embankment, 94, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
812 332 19 91
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Ranked #27 of 995 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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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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St. Petersburg, Russia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

WHY WORTH SEEING: there are two major reasons. First, it's the place where father Gregory Rasputin was murdered, Since he's probably in the top 10 famous Russians and the most misterious one, seeing the place where he was poisoned and the staircase through which he tried to ecsape is quite impressive. Second, the Yusupovs were the richest family in the... More

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The only place we visited where you had to pay to take photos, but it is worth it. Since I had a permit, it was the only place I used a flash. It is another gorgeous palace. The Yusupovs were one of the wealthiest families in the country – after the Tsar. Yusupov was careful not to outdo the Tsar,... More

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Cambridge England
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Wonderful palace with a variety of styles within reflecting the changing tastes and including the superb miniature home theatre modelled on the Mariinsky. There is also a diorama of Rasputins murder. This was pre revolution opulence in all to magnificence and hardly altered since.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

grand and gorgeous. although lits of pintings and decorations were transferred to the main museums. this is perhaps the most preserved private (not Royal) palaces in St Petersburg. matter of visit in you have 4 or 5 days on the city.

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This palace is historically significant due to the fact that Rasputin was murdered here in 1916. Rasputin--Holy Man or Devil--the verdict's still out on that, apparently.... Our guide related the story and punctuated it with pictures and a wax figure display of the event in the basement. The palace itself was interesting, but Rasputin took center stage..worth a visit if... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Our guide described this palace as the most 'lived in' of all the sites we visited (and there are A LOT in and around St. Petersburg) - and she was right. The rooms are set up for living in and pretty full so you can imagine how a family might have actually lived there - and the rooms on the... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The tour inside begins with the history showing models and pictures of the story behind the demise of Rasputin and the family, who murdered him. Then it ventures off into the remarkable palace, huge and quite impressive, the theatre is beautiful. Definitely would recommend getting there first thing in morning, say with a small group, no massive crowds say late... More

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