Once belonging to prince Yusupov noble family it is one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg. The palace is also known for the murder of Grigory Rasputin, who is believed as having influenced the later days of the russian Tsar Nicholas II.
During the excursion you can see the state apartments and halls of the gallery, also the Moorish drawing room, the Cabinet of the prince and the drawing-room of Henry II. Learn about the fate of the owners of the house – Prince Yusupov. You will hear a fascinating story about the art treasures of the Yusupov family, the complex and multifaceted life of the mansion in the 20th century, admire its architectural gem – an amazing Home Theater.
In the basement room where Rasputin was killed, wax figures recreate his final moments. A visit to the room is included in the afternoon tours. The rest of the building is a showpiece in itself, including a rococo theater, and many elegantly appointed rooms.
The Yusupov Palace, 94 Moika River Embankment
is open daily: 11.00 – 18.00
ticket offices are open daily: 10.45 – 17.00.