A castle once owned by the noble Radziwiłł family is put up for sale with an 80% price discount.
It is the fourth time the palace is put put for auction.
A repeated open auction sale of the historical and cultural property is scheduled for May 29.
The initial sale price was 19,210 BYN, or approximately $9,790. A 3.3 hectare parcel of land is leased for period of 50 years.
The seller of the site in Polonechka village, Baranovichi district, is the Education, Sports and Tourism Department of the Baranovichi District Executive Committee.
According to the terms of the sale, the new owner will have to carry out the reconstruction (restoration) of the facility within the agreed time frame.
Besides, he will have to sign and register a conservation obligation with the Ministry of Culture and use the facility within three years from the date of commissioning.
The Baranovichy regional executive committee has been trying to sell the facility since 2013. Since then its cost has dropped almost six times.
In 2014, the castle was acquired with a price reduction of 50%. The new owner planned to restore the building and use it for tourist purposes.
Unfortunately, reality didn’t meet his expectations. The owner failed to find a sponsor who would like to financially support the project.
He was not able to make the final payment, and in 2016 the it was returned into the communal posession of the district.
The palace in the village of Polonechka is an architectural monument of classicism. You won’t find anything like this in Belarus.
The external design of the palace is decorated with herms – tetrahedral columns, completed with a head sculpture of an ancient Greek hero or philosopher.
It was built in the second half of the XVIII century by order of Matei Radziwill in the image and likeness of the Italian villa Trivulzina.
The descendants of the Radziwills lived in Polonechka until 1939. After the war, there was a boarding school but since 1999, it stands empty.