The Palace of the Yusupovs on the Moika
Saint Petersburg, Russia
The Palace of the Yusupovs on the Moika Saint Petersburg 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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