Yusupovsky Palace in St. Petersburg

Yusupovsky Palace in St. Petersburg

Yusupovsky Palace in St. Petersburg

Yusupovsky Palace in St. Petersburg is a historical and cultural monument of federal significance. A unique architectural ensemble of the XVIII-XX centuries and the former residence of the Princes Yusupov, which went down in history as the place where Grigory Rasputin was killed. Nowadays it is a cultural center, where guided tours, exhibitions, concerts and other educational activities take place.

Yusupovsky Palace in St. Petersburg

History of the Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg

Originally, the site of the residence was a small palace and a wooden manor of Princess Praskovia Ivanovna, niece of Peter I. Since 1726, the estate has had several owners, and in 1830 was purchased by Prince Boris Nikolayevich Yusupov.

The construction of the residence lasted for almost two centuries. Until 1916 several generations of the noble family Yusupov repeatedly rebuilt and reconstructed the palace. Several Russian and foreign architects worked on the interiors of the halls, including the famous Italian masters Antonio Vigi and Bernabo de Medici.

Yusupovsky Palace in St. Petersburg

On December 17th 1916, Grigory Rasputin, the spiritual adviser and friend of the family of Emperor Nicholas II, was murdered in the Yusupov Palace. Prince Felix Yusupov was exiled to the estate “Rakitnoye” for his participation in the conspiracy, and the palace was given to trustees and turned into a German consulate.

In 1925, after the building was given to the pedagogical intelligentsia of the city, the Palace of Culture of Education Workers was placed there, which later turned into a historical and cultural center, which still exists today.

During the Great Patriotic War in the halls of the Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg was placed evacuation hospital. The foundations, walls and interiors of the building were badly damaged by bombing and shelling. Global reconstruction of the palace began in 1943, under the direction of Irina Benois.

Yusupov Palace on the Moika: Google panorama

Yusupovsky Palace opening hours

The palace is open to visitors every day from 10:00 to 19:30.

Cash desks are open from 09:30 to 18:00 during working days of the palace (private entrance for individual tourists is from Dekabristov street, 21).

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If you are planning to go on a tour, you must come in advance, as the sale of tickets ends 10 minutes before the event.

Also pay attention to technical breaks in the work of the ticket office:

  • Box Office from 94 Moika River Embankment, 94: from 1:00 pm to 1:20 pm and from 3:00 pm to 3:20 pm.
  • Cash desk at 21 Dekabristov St.: from 13:30 to 14:00 and from 15:30 to 16:00.

For individual visitors and small groups the entrance to Yusupovsky Palace is from Dekabristov Street, 21. For visitors of organized groups and guests of the House Theatre the entrance is from the Moika River Embankment, 94 .

When visiting the palace you can visit the Yusupovsky Park (entrance from 21 Dekabristov St.) free of charge. Opening hours from 9.00 to 21.00 daily.

The Stable Wing is open during exhibitions, except Thursdays, from 11:00 to 19:00. Divine services in the Church of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary are currently not held.

Interior of the Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg: Google panorama

Ticket prices for Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg in 2022

The Yusupov dynasty had an excellent gallery of paintings, some of which can be seen in the expositions of the palace. Also of interest are the preserved luxurious interiors of the halls and the House Theatre.

You can buy a ticket to the palace on the day of the visit or on the official website of the Yusupov Palace.

During your visit you can order a tour or use the audioguide, which is available in 8 languages. For the audio guide is necessary to pay a deposit of 1000 rubles for one device. The tour lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

You can also use a mobile app “Yusupov Palace” (iOS, Android) and after buying a ticket download the tour to your smartphone.

Individual viewing

  • The palace’s state rooms and the Prince’s living quarters (with audio guide or mobile app) – 750 rubles.
  • “The Murder of Grigory Rasputin” and “Half of the Young Princes” – 500 rubles.
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  • Private excursion The Parade halls and exposition “Grigory Rasputin’s Assassination” for groups of up to 5 people – from 5,300 rubles per group.

Yusupovsky Palace in St. Petersburg

Privileged visit

Yusupovsky Palace daily free excursion “Parade Yusupovsky” for:

  • veterans;
  • participants and invalids of the Great Patriotic War;
  • residents of the besieged Leningrad;
  • veterans of labor;
  • prisoners of concentration camps;
  • soldiers-internationalists;
  • Heroes of the USSR and Russia;
  • persons with disabilities of the 1st and 2nd groups;
  • families with many children.

Please note that visitors in wheelchairs or with baby carriages cannot attend the “Rasputin’s Assassination” tour due to the narrow corridor. For the same reason, access to the parterre of the Yusupovsky Palace’s Home Theater is restricted; events are only available for viewing from the tier.

Pre-school children (under 7 years) are admitted free of charge to the guided tours (thematic/reviewing/audio guide), and must be accompanied by an adult.

Preferential tickets may be purchased only at the ticket office of the palace, upon presentation of documents confirming the right to a privilege.

Yusupovsky Palace (Russia, St. Petersburg) – reviews

Your feedback about Yusupovsky Palace (Russia, Saint Petersburg)

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