The Palace of the Yusupovs on the Moika

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Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Palace of the Yusupovs on the Moika Saint Petersburg Reviews

odiseya odiseya
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Yusupov Palace On Moika River Feb 02, 2017
Moika Palace, also known as Yusupov Palace is build in 1770. This palace is once the primary residence in St. Petersburg, Russia of the family Yusupov. The family Yusupov was a Russian noble family descended from the Khans of the 10th century who, in the 18th and 19th centuries, were renowned for their wealth, philanthropy and art collections. Prince Felix Yusupov II today was famous for his involvement in the murder of Rasputin. There is museum part that remainder what happens here long time ago. For that uses photography, documents, and wax figures to recreate the assassination and the following investigation.

Not only that palace today serve as museum then also a cultural center, hosting classical concerts and theater performances. Famous places in the palace are: the beautiful rococo Palace Theater and the White-Columns Hall.

Ticket office is open from 10.45 am every day except on the first Wednesday of each month. Tours start hourly on the hour from 11:00 till 17:00.

Directions: It can approachable from several metros stations: Sennaya Ploshchad, Sadovaya and Spasskaya.
odiseya says:
I was there in 2011. I planing to go there again, still not sure when but maybe and this year.
Posted on: Feb 07, 2017
starship1 says:
I visited this palace in 2005, and thought it was extremely beautiful as well as historic!
Posted on: Feb 07, 2017
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pretty_girl pretty_g…
196 reviews
Spectacular! May 24, 2013
The Yusupovs were the richest family in Russia, and their palace was actually a residence. Fabulously beautiful Palace located in a walking distance from the Marinski and the Winter Palace.

Immediately catches the eye is very impressive size, family coat of arms on the facade. Yes, you think, inside, must have a lot of space. However, self-restraint, even some austerity front, it would seem, does not bode particularly interesting. However, the impression is deceptive from the front.

Almost immediately entered the front doors of the palace, you will feel that they are in an unusually beautiful, luxurious, generous space.

Highlights include the private Baroque theater, the Turkish room, and the original artwork. and the museum in the basement where Rasputin (Siberian peasant who became a spiritual mentor and a friend of the family of Emperor Nicholas II) was killed. I should mentioned that most of the paintings have been removed and placed in museums.

Thanks to the guide for an interesting excursion with a feeling, was very pleasant to listen to. A lot of positive impressions. There is something in the palace that makes you forget about the mortal life - the effect is powerful, all-consuming fascination.
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starship1 says:
Nice review and photos! We visited here in 2005, and what I remember most were the exquisite ceilings and the theater, though the Turkish room was impressive and the spaces associated with Rasputin.
Posted on: Feb 07, 2017
TB_Weet says:
Really very grand and opulent! :D
Posted on: May 25, 2013

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