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Episode 2

Casa Hrisicos, a top destination

The grandiose and spacious

Casa Hrisicos

The building served as an elegant hotel and restaurant with fish and international kitchen. Casa Hrisicos, grandiose and spacious as it is now, was  enjoying utilities which Constanța did not usually afford at the times becoming very fast the target of the luxury class of Constanța. It hosted the famous people of Romania and even Europe from different social classes looking for comfort, food and fine drinks.

The noble walls of the building keep the secrets of the times, it is said that between the walls of this restaurant in Constanța, Caragiale and Delavrancea did not only discuss poetry and creations, but also made political decisions which influenced the future of Romania:

“While Ioan N. Roman with master Caragiale
And Barbu Delavrancea where drinking
Chihlimbariu de Samos, borco de Tenedos,
in the short corner at Hrisicos
Planning not only the Romanian prose, but Romania itself”

Constantin N. Sarry (p. 398)

The Historical Episodes of

Casa Hrisicos

Being a central restaurant in Constanța, Casa Hrisicos enjoys a long and controversial history.

Episode 1

Gheorghe Hrisicos

The owner of the building himself, Gheorghe Hrisicos, assured it a well known name which not any other building in the city has due to a scandal he was involved in. Gheorghe Hrisicos, despite the fact that he started as a…

Episode 3

Caragiale and the carriage drivers at Casa Hrisicos

There are many stories that took place at Casa Hrisicos and have become a legend…

Episode 4

Casa Hrisicos, Bank Headquarter

In the interwar period of time Casa Hrisicos went out of the hospitality domain, becoming the headquarter of the local bank, Banca Populara Steagul Dobrogei…

Episode 5

The Second World War

Casa Hrisicos building was part of crucial moments in Romania’s history, including the World War II and the Soviet occupation. The balcony of the house was used by Barbu Stefanescu…

Episode 6

Casa Hrisicos, again a bank headquarter

After the Revolution, Casa Hrisicos hosted the headquarter of Romanian Exterior Commerce Bank and then Romanian Commercial Bank…

Episode 7

Casa Hrisicos re-enters the circuit of historical restaurants

From now on, we will be carrying the story further refurbishing this value…



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