Yusupov Palace, St. Petersburg

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Formerly the official residence of an immensely wealthy family of art collectors and philanthropists, the stately Yusupov Palace 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. To visit Yusupov Palace and other attractions in St. Petersburg, use our St. Petersburg online trip itinerary builder .
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  • After 6 days touring in St Petersburg my husband voted this his favourite sight. Amazing rokms abd such an interesting history.  more »
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  • It is one of the palaces that belonged to Yusupov family before the Revolution. The palace is famous due to Rasputin murder in 1916 organized by Felix Yusupov and his fellow conspirators. There is a reconstruction of murder place in the palace's basement. Among the other somewhat non-typical things in the Palace is the home theatre (180 seats) inside. Overall the palace can be considered for a visit. If visiting be prepared to deal with unusual and rather idiotic rules for visiting and ticketing: some types of tickets do not include entrance to the halls of first or second floor or to the basement (Rasputin murder reconstruction); even with a ticket one can visit the palace only at a certain time (together with a guide), except a ticket with audio-guide that apparently has no time constraints attached.
  • Worth visiting this private aristocracy home that is used as a museum. Lots of amazingly beautiful interior designs from Italian, Greek, France and Russian architects. Enjoy acapela song in private theatre room. But you have to pay for your camera and to enter some private rooms. It is enjoyable but please do not compare this private home with the interior design in the Marseilles castle in France.
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