A historical and cultural monument rightfully acclaimed as an "encyclopedia" of St. Petersburg aristocratic interiors
The history of the palace and surrounding estate dates back to the era of Peter I and the early days of the Northern Capital.
From 1830 until 1917, the palace belonged to five generations of the elite aristocratic Yusupov dynasty. Many noteworthy pages from the history of Russia and St. Petersburg are connected with the family residence on the Moika. The palace went down in Russian history as the scene of the assassination of Grigory Rasputin, the Siberian peasant who became the spiritual mentor and friend of the family of Emperor Nicholas II at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Today the Yusupov Palace is one of the few aristocratic mansions whic not only ceremonial suites, art galleries, and a miniature private theatre, but also the luxurious private rooms of the Yusupov family, which still preserve all the warmth and charm of its former owners. The astonishingly beautiful interiors, restored with the work and talent of St. Petersburg's restoration artists, welcome both Russian and foreign lovers of history, art, music and theatre.
The excursion tours given:
- An excursion tour of the Palace;
- "The Murder of Grigory Rasputin";
- "Through prince's chambers"
- and others