We offer you a guided tour to the Yusupov Palace built on the Moika Embankment in fascinating comfort for Princes Yusupov, the richest aristocratic family in Russia. The palace is noted not only for the refined luxury and exquisite taste of its interior decorations, but also as a historical site tied to the fall of the imperial Russia. Gala and residential rooms of the palace witnessed one of Russian historyís moments of high drama Ė the murder of Gregory Rasputin in December 1916. During the excursion you will be charmed by the perfect harmony of the palace interiors and breathtaking items of art collection (works by Rembrandt and Rubens, French tapestries and porcelain, and Venetian mirrors and wood carvings), and a beautiful white marble staircase, which leads to the private theatre, where many performances of famous Franz Liszt, Alexander Dargomyzhsky, Fyodor Chaliapin and Anna Pavlova took place. You will see as well the Rasputin exposition: wax figures of the conspirators - the Russian noblemen who participated in the drama and the cellar, where the assassination took place.
Two to two and a half hour guided tour of the Yusopov palace and Rasputin exhibition.
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