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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 1,063 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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Arkansas
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124 reviews 124 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What an educational experience to learn that the Yusupovs were more influential and more wealthy than the Romanovs, and to learn of the conspiracy led by Prince Felix Yusupov to murder Rasputin in this very palace. The rooms are lavishly decorated, and picture-taking is allowed! Beautiful works of art and ornate decor linked to a fascinating history make this a... More

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Key Biscayne, Florida
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37 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Prior to the Revolution, Yusupov Palace was once home to one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in Russia. This was the site where Rasputin was murdered in 1916 by Prince Felix Yusuplov. The Prince seemed an unlikely murderer. Not only was he the heir to a vast family fortune, he was married to the Tsar's niece, Irina, a... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Most famous for the murder of Rasputin , this palace is exquisite , but so much more could be made of it , transforming it from a 5star to a 6star attraction . with the romance and history of the Yusupov family , the stunning art works and the beautiful rooms and the amazing ballroom and theatre it makes for... More

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Frankfort, Illinois
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47 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I'm not sure how you compare palaces. I don't think I've ever walked out of one and thought, "Gee, that was an ugly palace." It's a palace. It's gorgeous. The best of what the times had to offer. The 1% were alive and well back in the day. I almost didn't recognize the pictures shown here without the thousands of... More

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La Romana, Dominican Republic
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27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Allegedly, Rasputin was killed here. But the most interesting part is the house itself. It shows how a very rich Russian of the 19th century lived. Well worth the visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Yusopov Palace was the home of the richest family in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Russia. The place is an impressive palace worth seeing in and of itself. But if you have an added interest in history, especially Russian history, you should visit. Prince Felix Yusopov who was married to the niece of Tsar Nicholas II, was one... More

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Dunsmore, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This Palace is well worth visiting and the theatre is lovely. However, although we encountered two helpful members of staff, in general the staff seem very dour and a special mention must go to the lady in the audio guide room was particularly abrupt and miserable. It would cost nothing to smile. The Yusupov Palace gives you an insight into... More

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Santee, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The palace itself is not as grand or interesting as many others in the area. However the connection with the murder of Rasputin does make it a worthwhile stop if you have the time or inclination.

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Moscow
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are at all interested in the history of Pre-Revolutionary Russia, the Yusupov Palace is worth the time and small expense it takes for a visit. There are two tours and two separate tickets. One is for the basement area where Rasputin was murdered and the other for the palace in general, that is, upstairs. Both are fun and... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

So glad we got to add this into our tour. The history of this wealthy family makes the place come alive. The small theatre is the real gem although the story of Rasputin brings in the crowds.

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