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.
Many churches were closed or torn down during the time of Communism, but not the 18th century St. Nicholas Cathedral.
It was one of 15 churches which remained open and working. The ice blue and white cathedral was well ...
This church was built between 1731 and 1734 by order of empress Anna Ioannovna on the spot where the wooden
Archangel Michael Church had been founded in 1712. The church's main altar is consecrated in honor of Simon and ...
The Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 is situated in the cultural hub of St Petersburg, near the Palace Square and the
Hermitage Museum . The hotel is housed in a Petersburg mansion, designed by Basil von Witte in 1853, and ...