Adress: Nab. Reky Moiky, 94
Metro: Nevsky pr./Gostiny Dvor,
The Yusupov Palace on the Moika Embankment is an outstanding historic and architectural
monument of the late 18th - early 20th centuries. It preserves the memory of its noble
owners, the Yusupov Princes. The Yusupov, whose lineage traces back to the powerful
princes of the Nogai horde, entered the service of the Russian court during Ivan the Terrible.
The Palace had always been one of the centers of aristocratic social life of imperial St.Petersburg.
The balls at the Yusupov's were so wonderful and exuberant that they were long remembered by the
contemporaries. Franz Liszt, Alexander Dargomyzhsky, Feodor Chaliapin and Anna Pavlova performed at
concerts in the palace's home theatre, a genuine gem of the Palace.
Not only is the Palace a remarkable architectural monument, but it is also a historical site,
tied to the fall of imperial Russia. It was here that Grigory Rasputin, a favorite of the last Russian
Tsar, was murdered by the young count, Felix Yusupov.. The exhibit shows two rooms where it all happened.
In the first room one can see wax figures of the conspirators - the Russian noblemen who participated in the
drama. In the cellar where the assassination took place there are two wax figures at the table - Felix Yusupov
and Rasputin. The exhibition devoted to this tragic event has been recently opened in 2 rooms of the Yusupov Palace.
The Yusupovs were great collectors of art, and their collection was known well beyond Russia. After the
revolution most of the collection was moved to the Hermitage, though traces of the incredible wealth that
once kept this palace pulsating with life still remain: the various sitting rooms, the intricate chandeliers
and candelabras that adorn every room and corridor, and the beautiful private theater that looks like a cozy
version of the Mariinsky. The palace has been registered in the catalogue named "European Private Mansions of
Interest" by the British "Weidenfeld and Nicholson" Company.
Wandering around the halls of the Yusupov Palace which preserve a sense of the past,
one can learn about the refined luxury, exquisite taste, splendor of the high life, family happiness and
human tragedies of the past.
Invite to excursion. Yusupov Palace Duration-3 hours.Call:
* ALL PRICES ARE LISTED IN EURO AND INCLUDE:
giude service on a chosen language
private car with driver
museum entrance tickets