The Yusupov Palace on the Moika River in St. Petersburg is a historical and cultural monument. The well-known Russian and foreign architects such as J. Vallin de la Mothe and A. Mikhailov the second, B. Simon, and others worked on the creation of the ensemble of the Yusupov Palace on the Moika River. From 1830 to 1917, the owners of the palace were five generations of elite aristocratic dynasty Yusupov. The Yusupov family in Russia is known since 1563. Nikolai Yusupov was one of the richest men in Russia at that time. In Russia, the Yusupov family owned over fifty palaces, including four of them in St. Petersburg. The Mansion for Nikolai Yusupov had been rebuilt from 1830 to 1838 by the project of Andrei Mikhailov. Great contribution to the improvement of the mansion was made by architect Alexander Stepanov. In the early 1890s, under his direction there were made electricity, sewerage and water supply, as well as the water heating in the palace.
Under his direction, there was rebuilt the home theater and was created the Mauritanian Lounge. In 1914, a group of architects have created the Grand Living Room and the Grand Lounge, the Dining Room and other rooms. Prior to 1917, the mansion belonged to members of the Yusupov family. On the night of December 17, 1916 in the private of the young Prince Felix Yusupov, there was killed Grigori Rasputin — the spiritual mentor and friend of the family of Nicholas II. From 1919 to 1925, there was a museum on site. Then there was the House of Educators, which became the center of professional and creative communication of educators. Its halls and front doors have survived to the present day. The palace is a historical and cultural center dedicated to the museum, theater and concerts, cultural and educational activities. During the World War II, the building was used as a hospital. The mansion was seriously damaged by shellings and bombs. The restoration of the building began in the first year after the war. Since 1987, there has been opened the Chamber Music Theatre in the mansion. You are offered to visit the exhibitions of the history of the palace, such as «The Murder of Grigori Rasputin» and «The history of the Yusupovs. The X — XXI centuries». At present, the museum holds theatrical entertainment work. It hosts the annual Christmas Ball by Maestro Y. Temirkanov, there are also celebrated Christmas, Carnival, Easter, as well as balls and masquerades. The Yusupov Palace on the Moika River in St. Petersburg is one of the few houses of the city, where there are preserved the gala apartments and the Art Gallery, the home theater and luxurious living rooms of the Yusupov family. Thanks to the work and talent of St. Petersburg restorers, the beautiful interiors are open to Russian and foreign amateurs of history, art, music and theater.
Excursions with The Yusupov Palace
Do not miss your chance to get a first glance at the stronghold of Empire ambiance, the royal city of St. Peterburg. During our city tour you will have a look at its prominent sights and monuments, elegant ships cruising under massive brigdes of Neva
Yusupov Palace and its marvellous expositions reflect the refined luxury and splendor of high life, as well as human relations of a rich aristocratic family.
You will visit one of the most mysterious and beautiful palaces that used to belong to Yusu