Episode 5

The Second World War

Political speeches

on the balcony of the building

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 Ștefănescu Delavrancea and Take Ionescu for their political speeches during the war, 1941-1944, being the surveillance place of the German military. In 1944, in the apartment whose famous balcony was part of history, lived the military Russian commander of the city lived.

The place’s destination came back to restaurants after Gheroghiu Dej succeeded in convincing Nikita Hrusciov to move his army and the place was called “Pelican”.

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…

Episode 2

Casa Hrisicos, a top destination

The building served as an elegant hotel and restaurant with fish and international kitchen. Casa Hrisicos, grandiose…

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…

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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