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“Historically important but not my favourite palace in St. Petersburg”

Yusupov Palace on Moika
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Private Tour: Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg
Ranked #23 of 1,820 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Reviewed January 25, 2014

I should start by confessing that I did not participate in the Rasputin tour. The palace is not too far from Palace Square, but though a strangely quiet section of the city. The theater is perhaps the most impressive section of this palace, but overall it has an oddly Soviet feel to the renovation which seriously impacts the impression of glamour. If you are in the neighbourhood it is it worth dropping in but if you go to Catherine's palace in Pushin and Menshikov Palace across the river you probably don't need to come here too.

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Reviewed December 30, 2013

The Yusapov palace was one of my favorite stops during a recent stay in St.Petersburg. A beautiful succession of rooms, extraordinary parquet floors, magnificent furniture and other furnishings. The small private theater, all gold and red velvet was extraordinary; well worth the trouble to get tickets for ballet and other intimately scaled productions. The wealth and political influence of the family is well explained in the audiotour and helps place what you're seeing in greater perspective.

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Reviewed December 7, 2013

The palace has an amazing theater that the prince built for himself. The Rasputin diorama is okay Don't pay extra to take pictures.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

This palace was a highlight of our 2 day tour. It has gorgeous interiors, art, talented male singers and a very palpable sense of history.
The mannequin of Rasputin, in the basement kitchen, was a bit too evil looking and grubby, but
added to our interest.

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Reviewed November 29, 2013

When you visit this palace, you will imagine how lavish the lifestyle of the Yusopov family has. But listening to the travel guide made you appreciate more of what happened to this palace. The life of being a tsar, politics, family secrets and even murder from this place. Worth visiting !

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