Yusupov Palace on Moika, St. Petersburg

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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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  • Visited this place with Alla tours, so didn't get a great deal of time there but enjoyed learning about Rasputins assassination and seeing where it happened. The highlight for me was the very lavish p...  more »
  • This was a highlight in St Petersburg for me. So fascinating. A gorgeous palace owned by the very wealthy aristocratic Yusupov family but also where they assassinated Rasputin! Incredibly well reconst...  more »
  • The day we came here, we were on an excursion from one of six cruise ships in that day. The place was so crowded, and we were standing outside with a number of other coach parties, waiting to get in f...  more »
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  • Great docents through SPB tours absolute best shore excursion tour l have ever had. Pricing is very fair.
  • Beautiful palace. Great audioguide for which you will need a cash deposit of 1000 rubles.
  • Worth a visit to understand an aspect of Russian History. Can be a short visit.
  • Rasputin display is kinda cheesy and not really that great, but the rest of the palace is wonderful. You have to pay to take pictures (150 rubles)
  • 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.

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