Creepy Castles: 13 Abandoned Places You Need to Visit
Constructed in the 19th century, Muromtzevo Mansion is the ultimate example of privilege. The rumors around its creation tell of a Russian nobleman, Vladimir Khrapovitsky, who made friends with a French lord while traveling through France. The two argued about whose country had better architecture, which resulted in Khrapovitsky betting the French lord that he could erect a castle to rival France’s.
The castle was designed by P.S. Boitzov, one of the era’s most famous architects. Khrapovitsky died during the Russian Revolution after being forced out of his home. Afterwards, his estate was used as a school and a hospital before it was abandoned.