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Dobosna estate in Zhilichi description and photos - Belarus: Mogilev region. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Dobosna estate in the village of Zhilichy was built in the 30s of the 19th century for the wealthy nobleman Ignatius Bulgak. The nobleman started to build the most beautiful palace in the whole country and overshadow the splendor of European royal residences. He hired a local architect K. Podchashinskis and was right. The talented architect has created a real masterpiece of palace and park architecture: a majestic palace and a park in a regular style, decorated with sculptures and small architectural forms. The huge estate, together with a park, gardens and a palace complex, occupied about 100 hectares.
The architect had an additional task: Ignatius Bulgak had a refined musical taste and demanded that all premises be distinguished by excellent acoustics. Also secret passages were created for the musicians, through which they could pass to different halls without disturbing the eminent guests and owners of the house, as well as special balconies where the musicians were imperceptibly placed. The music seemed to flow by itself.
The palace and park complex is sustained in the strict traditions of classicism. Its main building is decorated with a six-column Corinthian portico. Two short side wings are decorated with porticoes.
Unfortunately, after the Bolsheviks came to power, the beautiful palace was barbarously plundered and Soviet institutions were housed in it, the most appropriate of which was a children's music school. The Soviet "architects" also worked here, spoiling the ancient palace with stained glass windows on the Soviet theme. Fortunately, the interior of the palace has been preserved in some places.
Currently, the Dobosna Manor is undergoing reconstruction.
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