Budget Tours and Excursions in St-Petersburg. The old-fashioned and mystifying city of Russia.
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The Yusupov Palace located on Moika Embankment is the only mansion of the St.Petersburg nobility created by talented 18th-19th-century architects, sculptors and artists from Russia and abroad. Decorated with six-column portico, the palace delights with harmony of proportions and silhouette elegancy. On the site where the palace is situated used to be the mansion that belonged to Prince Shuvalov. In 1760s the mansion was overbuilt and extended to the design of the architect J.-B. Vallen de la Mothe. In 1830 the palace became the property of Prince N. Yusupov, who was one of the richest and the most powerful persons in Russia. He ordered to throw out a new wing and rebuild the gala rooms' suite of the palace. In 1858-1859 such architects as I. Monigetti, A. Stepanov, A. Vaitens and others participated in the palace interiors planning.
Yusupov palace is worth visiting not only as one of the best monuments of the palace architecture of the 19th - beginning of the 20th century but also from the historical point of view. The palace, to be precise - its cellar, became the setting of the murder of one of the most scandalous figures in Russian history - Grigory Rasputin. Nowadays the cellar where the dramatic events took place houses the exhibition "Grigory Rasputin: Pages of Life and Death". The visitors can see the wax figures of Rasputin and plotters and other interesting exhibits.
Length: 3 hrs
Price includes: car (minibus) + guide + entrance tickets
Price: 1 person - 7410 RUB (114 EUR/124 USD) p/person,
2 people - 4420 RUB (68 EUR/74 USD) p/person,
3 and more people - 3420 RUB (53 EUR/57 USD) p/person.
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