Ponizovkina Castle fence in Yaroslavl

There are dozens of mysteries and legends associated with this place. The mysterious appearance of the luxury castle in the European village of Guzitsyno in Russia cannot fail to be part of Russia’s heritage. In fact, when you look at it, there is a feeling that you are not 30 km away from Yaroslavl, or on the outskirts of French territory, or in the German or Spanish capital. In fact, it’s an eclectic mix of styles that suggests that the creator of this creation clearly wanted to make it to impress someone. The grandiosity and diversity is evident not only in the exterior design of the castle. Inside, no less interesting is the Egyptian-style lounge, the individual decoration of each room and a staircase with elements made of precious metals. Unfortunately, we will never see it as it was made by its creator. Now we tell you about Ponizovkina Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Russia.

A little history of Ponizovkina Castle

Nikita Alekseevich Ponizovkin is the grandson of the first merchant guild, a former serf, who married a Moscow Rose Bursian and soon after decided to build the castle. In 1912, the construction of the project of the architect Nikolaya Lermontova began, which lasted almost 3 years. But the magnificent palace did not bring the happiness of the family. In 1914, just after the work was finished, the couple got divorced. The Soviet government nationalized the building in Yaroslavl, and the owner was sent into exile. First, a school, a club, and then the library were held here. In 1945 Guzitsyno was renamed Red Profintern, it was a luxurious palace that was not really very good. At the age of 21, it finally fell into disrepair. Everything from the classics to spider webs to ghosts. In 2008, it was acquired by a group of “Tashir” companies and this was the start of its restoration.

What you can see?

In the central part of Ponizovkina Castle pseudo-block, it is formed in the style of a Venetian with arched windows and a high roof. On the right there is a tower with a roof, a balcony and an observatory, which is very similar to the creation of architecture in southern Europe. On the left is a two-storey tower with a conical roof and a weather vane, exactly as in a German castle. In the center stands the glass dome of the greenhouse, like a pyramid in the Louvre . There are rumours that the project was in the hand of F. O. Shehtel himself.
Near the castle there are two more interesting objects. One of them is the “House of the Engineers” similar to a French castle. The second is “House of Forty” which is a 6-storey brick house, consisting of 40 apartments.

On the outskirts of Ponizovkina Castle in Yaroslavl is completely restored, the building is surrounded by a beautiful fence. The interiors are only partially restored. It is here that several exhibitions from private museum collections are held. The hall has excellent acoustics, which is confirmed by well-known Russian opera singers and musicians. There are already classical music concerts. The owners of the Palace create a unique atmosphere in these Russian castles.


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