Narovlyansky Palace – a monument of architecture classicism style of the XIX century. All that survived from the palace and park ensemble – the ruins of the palace, built on the high bank of the river Pripyat.
The estate in Narovle belonged to the rich notable noblemen Gorwatt, whom she inherited from the landowners Von Golstov in 1816. In 1830, the estate was given to one of the four offspring of the Gorwatt family, Daniel. He proceeded to build and improve the estate on his own taste and on a broad foot. In addition to the palace, Daniil Gorwatt built a chapel, a greenhouse, a fountain, a rose garden, a stable, outbuildings and entrance brama (gate).
The magnificent two-storeyed palace was famous for its luxury and subtle beauty. Endless enfilades of the main hall, cozy rooms, a library with a rich collection of rare books, paintings, musical instruments. One room had a ceiling, in the form of a gilded star. From the part of the windows the river Pripyat was visible. The most sophisticated society gathered here: educated gentlemen and noble ladies waltzed at balls on a mirrored parquet floor, played music at the piano, and men smoked cigars and conducted leisurely conversations in the study or reading room of the library.
After the revolution, the magnificent palace was nationalized, all its decoration was plundered, and the room was transferred to the general education school. During the Great Patriotic War the palace was badly damaged, as fierce battles were fought on the territory of the former manor. After the war, the building was patched up and handed over to the orphanage.
After the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Narovlya got into an infected zone of voluntary resettlement. Now in the city the radiation background is the same as in Moscow and Minsk, but the city is dead and the beautiful Gorwatt’s palace continues to collapse. You can still see these majestic ruins, but if the restorers do not take over the palace, nature will finish what could not make the revolution and the war – the Narovlyan Palace will finally destroy.