The Estate of Rimsky-Korsakov in Bezdedovichi
Palaces, manors, castles
In the north-west of the Vitebsk region you will find a village called Bezdedovichi. Many people suggest that the estate is linked with the famous Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov but it is wrong. It belonged to another representative of the Rimsky-Korsakov dynasty -Alexander who built the estate.
The History of the Village and Estate
Bezdedovichi is a typical Belarusian village. It was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Rzech Pospolita. After the division of the Rzech Pospolita, lands of Bezdedovichi belonged to the Rimsky-Korsakov family, who, like other Russian noble families, began to build their residence on the new land.
The estate was built in the early XX century and embodied all the fashionable architectural trends of that time. The location of the house was extremely good - on a hill, right in the middle of the estate ensemble. The building was two-storey. Facades were rich in decorative elements. The window frames had a different shape. The internal layout was typical: main rooms located on the first floor and living rooms and bedrooms on the second.
The yard was adjacent to the estate. There was a park in the south of the estate. Long ago, there were two ponds, which were surrounded by flowerbeds. Slender limes and poplars stressed the beauty of ponds. Once there were beautiful fountains, which, together with the second-floor balcony, are not preserved.
The Estate of Rimsky-Korsakov Today
The estate, built in the early XX century, continues to amaze. The owner of Bezdedovichi lands, who monitored the construction of his house, kept saying that the house should be preservedfora thousand years. Indeed, over so many years the estate lost only a little part of its former splendor.
The estate does not perform its function as a dwelling house anymore. Nowadays, here is a hospital. However, this fact does not harm the local sight, on the opposite, it helps to maintain the original appearance of the building. Luxurious marble staircase leads to the second floor, where ill people are treated in the former living rooms of Rimsky-Korsakov.