Let's be nostalgic: restaurant "Skala", which was once the highlight of Uzhgorod (PHOTOS)

20 May 2017 16:01  327152360 0153836
Let's be nostalgic: restaurant "Skala", which was once the highlight of Uzhgorod (PHOTOS)

For each of us, Uzhgorod is their own perception of their city, their own memories and nostalgia for something that is irretrievably gone. Journalist Oleksandr Hereshko has his own nostalgic discovery.

He wrote:

- It invokes the feeling of pride for the city. And sadness for the past. And faith in the future that will bring back what has been the lost... The restaurant "Skala". On the day of its opening. 18th of November, 1968 - he wrote on Facebook.

They say these cellars were dug by Turks back in 1600s. Subsequently, these ancient caves with corridors, that were dug at 32 meter depth in the stone catacombs were owned by the emperor himself. Every tenth barrel of wine, that was produced in Uzhgorod, would be taken there. Back then, all its residents could hide in these catacombs.

Surprisingly, an elite night restaurant was opened there in Soviet times. Even the street, where it was located, was called Soviet. Now it is Sobranetska street.

The premises of the restaurant "Skala" were half a kilometer long. It could take up to 400 guests at once. For 10 rubles "entrance fee", they could stay there all night. So, getting behind that magic door was probably the most difficult task. A small lobby with wardrobe. Spiral staircases down to the Small Room with its stone blocks on the ceiling. The Great Room - White Madonna Room. Her image was laid out on the wall with white stones. Next is the Tasting Room. Here, visitors would taste Transcarpathian wines. Next hall is the Hunter's Hall. There, you could see Carpathian bear, deer antlers, wild boar skin.

 

The fireplace radiated a special heat. Fabulous atmosphere of unreal world. Many legends and true stories were hidden in this rock. Slice of old Uzhgorod life. Slice of the lives of those of us, who have had the chance to visit this underworld.

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