Yusupovskiy Palace - a unique architectural ensemble of the XVIII-XIX centuries, historical and cultural monument (architect J.-B. Vallen-Delamot). During 1830-1917, it was owned by 5 generations of a noble family of princes Yusupovs. The palace has retained official apartments, the halls of art gallery, a private theatre, and luxurious living apartments of the Yusupovs family, now open to the public. The palace got into national history as a place where Grigoriy Rasputin was assasinated. The tragedy happened in private apartments of young Prince Felix Yusupov on the night of December 17, 1916. Now these rooms are arranged as a historical and documental exhibition.
Since 1925, Yusupovskiy Palace hosted the Palace for Culture of Educators, which in 1990s was reformed into a historical and cultural center comprising in its activity the museum, theatrical, concert, and scientific and educational functions.