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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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Exquisite but don't eat the cake!!

Most famous as the scene of Ra-Ra-Rasputin's murder (fed poisonous cake), this is the most exquisite house I have ever visited. It is richly decorated but in the most exquisitely... read more

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

Most famous as the scene of Ra-Ra-Rasputin's murder (fed poisonous cake), this is the most exquisite house I have ever visited. It is richly decorated but in the most exquisitely tasteful way unlike the rap star bling of the Romanovs (who were rather less wealthy than the loaded Yusupovs). The rooms are simply gorgeous, the theatre like a dream brought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It is not as crowded and chaotic like Peterhof. You get to enjoy each room properly. Magificient little theater not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It is a nice place to visit if you are in St. Petersburg. Its a really interesting palace because the palace is very beautiful and has a part of Rasputins history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

From the outside another palace, but inside the secrets of how the bumbled murder of Rasputin happened. So many errors in trying to dispose of his body! My only complaint would be that the officials in the palace were rushing groups through, despite our guide. Some interesting rooms and decoration, but DON'T miss the real gem of the tour, an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The sinister plot to murder Rasputin was initiated in this very place at the palatial home of a Russian family whose personal wealth rivaled that of the czars. Whatever one's politics, the demise of the Romanov's pet chaplain marked the decline and fall of the dynasty. It is truly exciting to stand at the spot where history was made.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The palace is an interesting spot to visit if you have time to spare in Saint Petersburg. It is known as the palace where Rasputin was murdered, but unless you pay extra to see the place's special tour on the subject, you wouldn't know about it. The palace itself has pretty rooms, but not a must-do. No photos allowed. Staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Hearing and seeing the story of how Rasputin was killed here was fascinating. Definitely worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Having taught Russian history for four years, seeing the place of Rasputin's demise was so so interesting! The rest of the palace was interesting to see as well, so ornate.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

After viewing some magnificent palaces and cathedrals where gold is everywhere, it was interesting to compare to the home of nobility. The 'palace' is easily reached in St. Petersburg and is unremarkable on the outside. Inside there is the grandeur of the staircase, the rest of the home was impeccably preserved with artefacts! The story of where Rasputin was poisoned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We did not know what to expect when visiting, after seeing other museums and sites, and assuming more of the same. Seeing how a wealthy Russian family lived and thrived over the years, and the unexpected link to Rasputin and his demise, was well worth it.

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Address: Emb. Reki Moiki, 94, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
Phone Number: +7 (812) 314-98-92
Location: Europe  >  Russia  >  Northwestern District  >  St. Petersburg

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