Youssoupov Palace , Saint-Petersburg Youssoupov Palace , Saint-Petersburg

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    This palace is one of the most famous in Russia!
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      Nice description and tips Fritz.
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      Useful information is ok. Would a plan be helpful?
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An idea of luxury and wealth of the Palaces at the time of the Tsars.

My experience, Explo description: 

The Palace was built in 1760 by a French architect, Vallin de la Mothe. Then it was purchased by the Yusupov, who was one of the richest and most powerful families of the Empire around 1830. They lived in this palace up to the 1917 Revolution, then the flew to France. Felix Yusupov died in Paris in 1967.

The fabulous collection of tables and art objects was migrated to the Hermitage museum. From 1918 to 1922, this Palace was a museum showing how aristocrats lived before the revolution.

This is where Rasputin was murdered (with great difficulty) in 1916. The conspiracy was fomented by Prince Yusupov and the Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovitch. They wanted to the Russian Empire to get rid of this disturbing character, who was mysticist, a rigger and dissolute.

Rasputin had been called by the Emporor to treat the Tsarevich hemophilia. But then his influence started to rise strongly on the tsarine and the imperial family. To overcome his suspicions, he was invited by Princess Yusupov, one of the most beautiful women of the Empire, to attract him. In the evening, he ate cakes and glasses of wine containing cyanide, but no effect... Then the plotters fired on him, without being able to kill him. In desperation, they dropped him in the frozen Neva, where he died by drowning...

Visit the small private Italian style rococco Theatre, where concerts are often given. Check before entry because concerts are not always well advertised in the press, and it would be a pity to miss a show in a same place.

The Moorish salon, billiards, room Hall Ballroom is particularly noteworthy.

In the basement, small wax museum showing the end of Rasputin.

A tip to eat: 

Restaurant in the basement.

Otherwise, 500 metres, Stolle: Dekabristov ulitsa, 19. Open continuously from 9am to 21pm.
It is a fast food that offers "pirogui": kinds of stuffed breads (salted or unsweetened). Attention: from the outside they all look the same. Ask to see the slice before ordering. Excellent, fast, and not expensive. Take away also possible.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

Every day, 11am - 17pm
From October to April: closed the first Wednesday of the month.

Visit duration: 

1h30

Entry fees: 

500 roubles (13 €) Photos: 100Rbs. Student discount: 400 Rbs. Includes the audioguide.
Separate to the wax museum ticket. 150 Rbs (3.8 €)

Contact: 

Naberezhnaya reki Moïki 94
314 8893