Maximum capacity: 160
Originally built for Count Shuvalov, it was bought by Catherine II for one of her damsels, eventually repurchased by Prince Nikolai Yusupov in 1830. His was one of the richest families, and one that owned coal mines, gold mines, gas and oil extraction fields, and a lot of factories throughout Russia. It was not only the richest family, however, but they were also famous for their charity and also as great art collectors. After the Revolution the Bolsheviks confiscated all their belongings, and a large part of their art masterpieces now belong to the State Hermitage Museum. It was here, interestingly, where Prince Felix Yusupov planned and carried out the murder of Grigory Rasputin, one of the most mysterious and scandalous people in Russia history.
By choosing this palace for any kind of event – a banquet, conference, concert, or gala dinner – you will have a chance to tour the family’s luxury apartments, enjoy the rarified atmosphere, see a concert in the magnificent and richly decorated theater, and listen to the story of the murder of Gregory Rasputin in the rooms where the event took place.