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Address: Emb. Reki Moiki, 94, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
Phone Number: +7 (812) 314-98-92
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Description: The horrific murder of Rasputin, the notorious "mad monk," took place in...
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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The Yusupov Palace is privately owned and is famous for where Rasputin was killed. The basement rooms have figures who took part in Rasputin's demise and it's eery down there to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The Yusupov Palace is privately owned and is famous for where Rasputin was killed. The basement rooms have figures who took part in Rasputin's demise and it's eery down there to say the least. There is a beautiful small theatre inside this palace. If you want to take photos inside the palace you need to purchase a licence to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This was a tremendous surprise to.us and one of the best places we visited in St Petersburg. There is an excellent audio guide to the stunning rooms and a couple of really nice ladies keeping an eye on the contents ... A bit of a rarity in a Russia we found! But the BEST thing by far was the gorgeous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you're in Saint Petersburg, I highly recommend visiting the Yusopov "Palace." It's small compared to palaces like the Hermitage, of course, but gives a wonderful insight into what life was like for the upper crust towards the end of the Tsarist era. It's fascinating, too, to see where Rasputin was assassinated (the Rasputin mannequin is a little cheezy but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

To my opinion Yusupov Palace is one of the best palaces (of a noble) in St.Petersburg in relation to interior decors and fine furnitures and various items.

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Grimsby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Compared to Catharine's place, this one was extremely small. It seemed more like a mansion than a palace but it was still beautifully decorated, full of wonderful furniture, paintings, chandeliers and wall coverings. The highlight of the house was the 100 seat theatre that one father had built for his daughter. This is also the house where Rasputin was killed.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We wanted to see the place were Rasputin was brutally murdered in 1916, but that area wasn´t open to the public, at least that time. Entrance fee was 500 ruples and addition to that we had to take this audio guide (1000 ruples deposit witch you get back when you return your audio guide). Photos can be taken only if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Yusupov Palace is a worthwhile place to visit. We hired a private guide for a day (Polina Volkova was excellent) and included this in our itinerary. It's an interesting well-restored building and it has the great tale of Rasputin to go with it too. There is an impressive private theatre inside and the day of our visit a bride was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

There are many good reasons for visiting the Yusupov Palace: it has fascinating historical connections, it is within easy walking distance of the historic heart of the city, and it's a bit of a relief after all the gilded splendour of the great royal palaces. That's not to say that it is unspectacular, simply that the opulence is more quietly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Amazing interiors, wonderful building, the visit was a real treat and an insight to the opulence of the lives of some in days gone by. The private theatre within is especially wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Yusupov Palace is located next to the Moyka Canal. It is a quiet road, although my visit was in March so summer may be very different. The palace is worth a visit, although it isn't worth organizing your whole day around it. If you arrive and there is a long queue, then find another attraction. Although some of the rooms... More 

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