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The Yusupov Palace is a unique architectural ensemble of styles from the XVIII to XX century. Cultural monument acclaimed as an "encyclopedia" of St. Petersburg aristocratic interiors. The palace and manor complex were built over two centuries and...more
I always wanted to see this palace. The Yusupov's were richer than the Romanovs (Tzars of Russia) and, decades ago in the era of the soviet union, this palace was off limits to tourists so guess where I wanted to go in the few days...More
This was recommended by a tour guide, so I thought it would be better than it actually was. It was interesting from a history perspective, but the palace itself didn't hold our interest. Unless you're interested in the Yusupov family or Rasputin, I wouldn't recommended...More
The Yusupovs were one of the richest families in the world at their time. The art collection in this house on the Moika canal rivals that of Hermitage's
This was also the house where Rasputin was murdered in the wee hours of December 1916.
We visited here as part of our two day cruise excursion. The main reason for bringing guests here is its part in history. It was the place were Rasputin met his sorry end. There are pictures of his dead body, documents regarding his death and...More
Yusupov Palace shows how some of the wealthy citizen lived. The different rooms are lavishly decorated in different styles. The palace has its own private theater which is lavishly decorated also. This palace is where they plotted and killed Rasputin in 1916.
Surprising the mix of styles... And nevertheless a good way to connect with russian history. Not the most beautiful place to me but a visit I don't regret as it was full of information about old Russia.
We visited here as part of a cruise ship tour so knew nothing of the palace history. The queue to get in was quite long but this gave the guide time to tell us about the family history. The rooms are impressive although the original...More