The only palace in the city whose original interior design has been preserved. The rooms are overwhelming in their luxury and ... More
The only palace in the city whose original interior design has been preserved. The rooms are overwhelming in their luxury and exquisite design. The "red theater" is a miniature theater all in red and gold where the Yusupovs and their guests enjoyed private performances. The cellar of the house is connected with the gruesome murder of Rasputin in 1916. The procedure for buying tickets is a bit complicated. It is good to come early, because they start to sell tickets at midday for shows/tours one hour later. There is a limited number of persons per group.
This was the best palace of our visit to either Moscow or St. Petersburg. We had a wonderful guide and were very impressed with this elegant home and all the history that unfolds with the Yusupov family.
The visit to the rooms where the Rasputin murder is plotted and takes place is worth finding an official tour and guide.
We have always found our visits to these vast properties to be better for a qualified guide. And for English speaking visitors, the guides are excellent in both command of the language and in getting you around to all the most interesting exhibits without exhausting you.
This is the first stone building in St. Petersburg. The exterior is nothing special, but the interior is different from
any of the other palaces in the city. The former home of Russia's first Prime Minister, Alexander Menshikov, the ...
Located in the historical centre of St. Petersburg on Malaya Morskaya Street. The hotel is minutes from the Nevsky prospect
and the enchanting cathedrals of Kazansky, St. Peter, St. Paul and St. Isaacs. The Petro Palace Hotel is a ...
While eyes are naturally drawn to the splendorous St Isaac's Cathedral across the square of the same name, the less
noticeable Mariinskii Palace is nonetheless of some interest. Designed by a German in 1839 1844, the palace was ordered ...
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