Grebnevo is a former country retreat for several
powerful aristocratic families (dvoryanin) including Belsky,
Trubetskoy and Bibikov. The lands around Grebnevo were initially
given to Bogdan Belsky although most of the buildings date back to
1780s to 1830s. Grebnevo residence was constructed in the time of
reign of Catherine the Great and Alexander I they have distinct
In the late 19th century changing socio- economic
situation allowed common citizens to make money and compete with the
aristocratic families in wealth. A merchant bought the estate and
added several small factories on its grounds. In 1913 Grebnevo
changed hands again. This time Fyodor Grinevsky, renowned Moscow
physician, opened a sanatorium here.
Grebnevo became a museum
in 1960. Due to several fires and general disrepair in the last
quarter of the century much of the structures are in a poor
condition. Lack of intensive repairs makes it a perfect destination
for urban exploration.
Main House built in 1790s. Pictures are from the time then the estate became
Doric entrance (1821) a monument to owner's modesty is designed after Roman
A hole in the former fireplace. A common place for storage of owner's treasure
this did not disappoint.