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Eravisci House

The impressive corner building of 3, St. Gellért Square used to be the gathering place for technical students as being the home of Technical University Coffee Shop, restaurant and beer hall from 1905. Not much to explain the name since it was inspired by the nearby campus with several potential guests. That is where scientists and museologists had discussions, students tutored each other, the athletic club of the university reserved a table, or professors exchanged numismatic coins or ceramics, just like Vince Wartha, Professor of Chemistry did. This coffee shop was the first in Buda to provide a public phone service.

The sun umbrellas of the terrace also covered a vivid community life. Guests sitting there had a perfect view of new visitors rolling in on their bikes, or just the inventor and pioneer in automotive industry, János Csonka himself, getting out of his self-designed automobile and entering the shop.

By today, university students have been replaced by wine lovers as the building serves as a home to Palack Winebar, with a range of nearly 100 wines.

What still resembles the atmosphere of the 1900s is the building itself called Eravisci House. Strangely, the name comes from the discovery of 500 silver coins found during the construction of the house. This treasure is very much likely to originate in the late Avar-Age when the Gellért Hill area was inhabited by celtic-eravisci people.

The place nicknamed as ‘house’ actually served as a rental building and had the first tenants in 1905. It was designed and constructed by the Wellish Brothers, who co-operated with the most recognized craftsmen and industrial artist of the time, while Technical University students were also involved. Thanks to their contribution the building has numerous delicate features that would make it match the beauty of any palace in Andrássy Street: poished marble steps, slim pillars of cast iron, unique wall tiles, as well as a stained glass window above the gate designed by Miksa Róth, which has disappeared by today. Besides discovering the building, the Próféta Gallery of temporary arts in the house is an additional attraction.

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