Yusupov Palace on Moika, St. Petersburg
(4.5/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web)
Formerly the official residence of an immensely wealthy family of art collectors and philanthropists, the stately Yusupov Palace on Moika remains best known for its role in the murder of Rasputin, the infamous "Mad Monk of Russia." Prince Felix Yusupov, once the richest man in the country, poisoned and shot Rasputin in the palace basement, which you can visit as part of a guided tour. The sumptuous palace interiors feature a blend of different styles, integrating period furniture and lavish tapestries with golden chandeliers and elaborate wall paintings. After you explore the basement crime scene, go up to the second floor, which features an elegant ballroom and an ornate private theater. Arrange to visit Yusupov Palace on Moika and other attractions in St. Petersburg using our St. Petersburg vacation trip planner.
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  • Let's go for the history of family Yusupov exciting, for architecture and volumes, but... If the audio is not badly done and tells us the sumptuous collection that adorned the Palace, the walls are desperately empty... We'd like that works back to their original setting. Furthermore, access to the rooms tell Rasputin are subject to an extra ticket (pass yet) but video as well all the sub titles of photos are in Russian... An English translation would be welcome.
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  • It seems to me that Peter did not find such places as Yusupov. So there is alive the atmosphere of this House where lived one of the richest families in Tsarist Russia. The House itself, interiors, a family history of the Yusupovs. Amazing Theatre! All advise, not regret.
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  • We only knew him outside since I miss us time, it is not a well known attraction, but worth visiting it.
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  • A very interesting "small" palace once the home of Rasputin. Very opulent rooms. Very busy at most times. Guided tours have to be booked and as there are so many taking place at the same time you are whisked around quite quickly. Even so the tour will take over an hour.
  • A beautiful place to visit, especially for those who appreciate art and aesthetics. And even if you're not an art lover, this place will leave an impression in you. Rooms are incredibly beautiful and especially the theatre. It is breathtaking gorgeous!
  • A lovely palace with some beautifully decorated rooms, there is a very good audio guide available in multiple languages and unlike most audio guides this one doesn't drone on for too long or hinder your progress through the museum. The Yusupov palace was much quieter than some of the other palaces we visited which was a nice change as if you time it right you can avoid all the large cruise tour groups. Some areas were closed for refurbishment whilst we were there and the art gallery exhibit was still being finished however.
  • A very nice example of a small palace. Lots of art works. Famed for where Rasputin was murdered.
  • Great immersion in St-Petersburg's history ! Tour is interesting and gives a detailed overview of the building itself.