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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 #31 of 978 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 674 Reviews
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: The horrific murder of Rasputin, the notorious "mad monk," took place in this stately palace, which...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Interesting if you are into hisotry and Rasputin. Fascinating tour relates how Rasputin was murdered by a member of the Yusupov family. The family home itself is very huge and offers a glimpse into how Russian aristocrats used to live at the turn of the 20th century. enjyed myself tremendously

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

It's surprising that this is not generally rated as a top attraction. A must-see in St Petersburg that really shows the enormous wealth of a few in 19th century Russia.

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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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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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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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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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