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Yusupov Palace on Moika

Emb. Reki Moiki, 94, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
+7 (812) 314-98-92
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Ranked #32 of 975 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Owner 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was my third palace visit of the day - in the morning it was Catherine and Alexander Palaces, this central St Petersburg one in the afternoon. This was an incredible experience as the power of this influential family was that the palace did not appear to have been touched during the Revolution and therefore is very much 'as it... More

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Lincoln UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited here after visiting St Nicholas Cathedral. A really nice palace that felt as though it had been lived in. The audio guide gave the right amount of information. We went on the Rasputin tour which was in Russian but we did get a feeling of what happened here. Not too far from St Isaac's Cathedral

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

They have an audio that only tells you of the rooms but nothing much of the history . They have a special day for this but it is only given in russian so to avail of this tour , you need a russian tour guide . Very disappointing ! We wasted a day looking for the place only to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I think that Yusupov palace can represent concentrate experience of the aristocratic way of life during 19 (and before) in Russia. Yusupov was the one of the most powerful families in the Russia before the 1917, also this is the palace where Rasputin was murdered by one of the family members. Also you can enjoy the Theater performance, but check... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

First of all, you have to pay extra if you want to take photographs here. Secondly, the guards are pretty rude and unfriendly throughout. There is an interesting if sensational story to tell about Rasputin's last hours, and the private theatre is dramatic. However if your time in St P is limited, spend it elsewhere. NB: One person on our... More

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Apart from the tale of Rasputin's murder this is a really interesting & beautiful building. The private theatre, seating 100 people, is a real gem. We also had a brilliant little performance from a male voice choir.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The greatest claim to fame of this palace is that it is where the famous murder of Rasputin took place. The extremely wealthy Yusupov family who owned numerous properties in St Petersburg during the ruling era of the Tsars were closely associated with royalty. They were extremely close to then Royal family and it was through this close relationship that... More

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Also this an infamous place because Rasputin was murdered here, the palace itself offers little, it is a waste of time for people who spend two or three days in St. Petersbourg. Go to the Hermitage instead.

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Portsmouth Pride of the south
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was interested to visit due to the Rasputin connection - he was murdered here. The story was different from the one I was familiar with and out a new perspective on it. It's quite different from some of the other palaces that abound in St Petersburg and felt more intimate. I really enjoyed it.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Yusupovs owned something like 54 estates in Russia before the revolution making them extremely rich, & they were well connected to the roayl family. Although this palace is mainly known for the murder of Rasputin, the palace itself is fabulous. There's even a beautiful theatre inside. The ceilings are wonderfully decorated, as are the wooden floors. I would like... More

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