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Yusupov Palace on Moika

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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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Rasputins meets his maker!

lovely building & interiors, topped by the brilliant mini theatre, absolutly mint, & a visit to the cellars to see where Rasputin met his demise, ( the cellar tour is seperate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2011
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Languedoc, Sth of France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

This palace offers different entrance fees. If you take the general one, you get headphones and shoved into the first room, after which you are pushed from one room to the next by very unfriendly ladies who only speak Russian. Most of the original furniture and artwork that was in the Yusupov Palace is now in the Hermitage which seems... More 

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Altnaharra, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

lovely building & interiors, topped by the brilliant mini theatre, absolutly mint, & a visit to the cellars to see where Rasputin met his demise, ( the cellar tour is seperate & needs to prebooked, only 1 trip down there a day I believe)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

The main reason we wanted to visit here was to hear more about the story of Rasputin. They only have one "Rusputin Tour" a day (not even sure if they have it every day), and the regular tour (rented audio guide) makes no mention of him at all. We tried to get more information from the staff, but got a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

The highlight is visiting where Rasputin was killed. The wax figures really allow you to imagine exactly how it all happened.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

At one time, the Yusupov family had more money than the Tsar...........hard to believe! This city palace can be toured easily in a couple of hours and is well worth the time. Some guests are treated to a vocal performance in the ballroom that has papier mache....yes papier mache chandeliers...so fabulous! great souvenirs and trinkets at the gift shops. All... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

We arrived at the palace by taking Neva River canal cruise. Worthwhile, because of limited exposure to St. Petersburg in total. Watch for pick-pockets. One was following our boat along the embankment and was waiting for us at the pier landing. My husband took a pic of him! Very awesome, magnificent palace. There was an over abundance of chandeliers, gold,... More 

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Sun City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

On Holland American Cruise we booked a Gala Night at Yusupov Palace tour. One of the best cruise tour I ever was on. Want to visit a beautiful Russian palace full of history and culture. The tour includes a motor coach transfer to Yusupov Palace, which was home of the Yusupov family. Costumed Hussars will greet you at the entrance... More 

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Vitoria, ES
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010

What a place to visit!! Specially the theater! Get an audioguide. You leave a deposit and you get your money back when you drop back the audioguide.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2010

showing the room where the poisoning happened set up with wax figures, crime scene photos and frames letetrs and photographs. It is also, a quite beautiful, and managble (not overwhelming for men or kids) palace to vosot in it;s own right.

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St Petersburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2010

This palace used to be the main residence of the Yusupovs, one of the wealthiest Russian noble families. Five generations of the family used the palace throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. You can see the living and reception rooms on your own (the entrance fee, which includes an audio guide in either of 6 languages, is 500 rubles... More 

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