"Liteiny House" of the Princess Z.I.Yusupova (Palace of Z.I.Yusupova)


One of Saint-Petersburg's historical mansions, designed in style of eclecticism

The Palace on Liteiny Prospekt (house number 42) was built for Zinaida Ivanovna Yusupova. She moved here after the death of her husband from the palace at the Moyka, which passed on to her son. The project of the new mansion was entrusted to L. L. Bonstedt; the construction was carried out from 1852 to 1858. The facade of the building was lined with Gatchina sandstone, the decorative elements of the facade were made of Bremen sandstone, specially brought from Germany. These works were performed by the Triscorni workshop.

Many researchers consider the palace to be the best creation of the famous architect Ludwig Bonstedt.

The palace hosts concerts, tours and theater nights.

On a tour of the mansion, visitors will be able to learn about:

  • Princess Zinaida Ivanovna Yusupova, nee Naryshkina;
  • evening parties and the history of creating a mansion for her on Liteiny Prospekt;
  • 19th century high dinners and picturesque decoration of the dining room;
  • the history of the second marriage of Zinaida Ivanovna and her painting collection in the grand chamber on the 2nd floor;
  • traditions of balls and receptions in the halls of the palace;
  • the heirs of the owner and life of the mansion in the 20th century;
  • decoration of the main staircase of the residence.

On the stage of the theater hall, one can see productions of world famous operettas performed by artists of the Small Musical Theater.


  • Address: St. Petersburg, Liteiny pr., 42
  • Phone Number: +7 (905) 221-22-17
  • Working time:
    Monday - Sunday: Free
    The palace is closed for public visits. The entrance is only possible during concerts and excursions
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