The Yusupov Palace on the Moyka embankment is famed as the scene of Rasputin's murder by
Prince Yusupov, and still deserves a visit in its own right as the finest palace in St Petersburg, embodying
the tastes of four generations of nobles and rivalling the residences of the tsars, but on a more
intimate scale. An embossed Turkish study and an extravagant Moorish dining hall with gold filigree
arabesques reflect the spirit of the epoch. And of course few visitors can resist visiting the site of Rasputin's murder,
where a waxworks tableau portrays the events of December 16, 1916.
The tour may last from 2 to 3 hours.
The view of the Yusupov Palace from the Moika River
The unique Home Theatre of the Yusupov family
The luxurious Moorish drawing room