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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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Private Tour: Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg

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A Fine Russian Palace next to a canal.

Magnificent, well worth a visit if you want to see the real Russia and how they lived. The whole building has been restored from top to bottom and I am sure you will enjoy this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Magnificent, well worth a visit if you want to see the real Russia and how they lived. The whole building has been restored from top to bottom and I am sure you will enjoy this attraction. Buy a ticket and do a tour through all the rooms, you won't be sorry. They also have a small shop for souveniers and... More 

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Windermere, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After viewing all of the magnificent palaces and cathedrals of Russia, it was interesting to compare the home of nobility on this tour. The 'palace' was unremarkable on the outside, but once you stepped in to the grandeur of the the double staircase, the rest of the home was a delightful surprise with impeccably preserved artifacts! An added surprise was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

There are hundreds of Palaces in St Petersburg, this one survived by merit of the murder that occurred in its basement gives it an air of infamy. It is sumptuous, it is grand, it is stunning, but such things are expected of a palace. the basement is where the real history is, and they have erected a diorama of the... More 

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We visited as part of an organised tour and that would definitely be the best way to learn about this historically significant building - most of the rooms are exactly the way they were 100 years ago and the tour finishes in the room where Rasputin was murdered (with some gruesome photos to go with it).

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is the private home of a rich nobleman, not exactly a royal residence. But there are still many beautiful artwork to appreciate and admire. I like in particular the small theatre inside the house. The local guides love to make a story out of the murder of Rasputin in this house. Interesting and worthy of listening.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

As soon as we left I wanted to go straight back and see it all again. There is a lot to take in with many stunningly beautiful rooms. The private theatre is breathtaking and you are able to sit on the original chairs. The Rasputin story always fascinates and it was fun if a bit creepy to be in the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This palace was interesting to visit because the rooms have furniture and look very much like living quarters for a family. A very rich family, it must be said! The small theater is lovely and you could imagine groups being entertained here "in the day". The wall coverings, wood accents, furniture are all gorgeous and not as "over the top"... More 

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Blowing Rock, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We originally planned to visit this palace because it is the site of the murder of Rasputin. However, the real beauty of this site lies in the fact that the Yusupov family fled Russia after the 1917 revolution leaving all the furnishings and equipment in place so this gives the visitor an excellent opportunity to see exactly how a wealthy... More 

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Cordova
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Enjoyed short tour of this palace where Rasputin was lured & murdered in the basement, although it took some time to finally kill him. He often said that Russia could not survive without him & sure enough the revolution took place only a few months after his death!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The palace is simply beautiful. The rooms are starting the detail is impeccable and it is awe inspiring. Hard to imagine this was owned by a merchant and not the State. The palace is best known for the murder of the Russian advisor to the czars, Rasputin. There are creepy wax figures attempting to recreate the plot to kill him... More 

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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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