Yusupov Palace Tour in St. Petersburg, Russia
|Cost Per Person||$100||$78||$67||$63||$60||$58||$55||$52||$50|
Tuesday; last Monday of the month
The Yusupov Palace is located on a quiet stretch of the Moika River. The palace and estate took nearly 200 years to acquire its present shape with contributions from the best architectural talents of the time. Five generations of Russia's elite aristocratic and respected dynasty, the Yusupovs, owned the palace till 1830 from 1917. The palace is known in Russian history as the place where the mysterious monk Grigory Rasputin was assassinated, a Siberian peasant who became the spiritual mentor and friend of Emperor Nicholas II and the Royal Family in the early 20th century. The tragedy took place the night of December 17, 1916 in the private annex of the young Prince Felix Yusupov, now housing a historical exhibit recreating the assassination scene...