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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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Beautiful palace and piece of history

The palace is very beautiful and large. Much bigger than you can expect from the facade. Inside you can also follow the details of the murder of Rasputin. Also there are some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The palace is very beautiful and large. Much bigger than you can expect from the facade. Inside you can also follow the details of the murder of Rasputin. Also there are some small concerts to lift up the spirits of visitors. Very special and very cool.....

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Helsinki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Yusupov Palace is a magnificent example of the pre-revolution wealth of Russian nobility. The palace was designed by a French architect -- the historical St.Petersburg is all handiwork of Italian, French and other West European architects. It has a lot of steps to climbed so it is not recommendable for anyone with walking disabilities. Yusupov Palace is famous for Rasputin´s... More 

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I will skip on reviewing the palace itself (beautiful!) and the history(that's the only reason we know about the palace) & urge you to figure out a way to see a show at the small theater (100 seats). Its an incredible feeling to be part of such a small audience and to see ballet dancers or musicians up close while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This palace is AMAZING - r700 entry with English audio guide extra at r1000 refundable - 28 rooms - don't bother going to Catherine palace in Pushkin, this place is 100% better!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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London
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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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Riverside, California
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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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Athens, Greece
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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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Haemeenlinna, Finland
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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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