Bruck House

Bruck House, Timisoara: Address, Bruck House Reviews: 4.5/5

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Foodie_CST🍽🇷🇴
Kolios, Greece5,147 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
One of Timisoara's must visit place, definitely you need to make a stop to see it and admire it. On the group floor there is a farmacy with vitage furniture that's worth checking out also.
Written April 17, 2021
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania7,119 contributions
Aug 2020
The Bruck house in Timisoara - one of the most beautiful historical buildings that is still standing in the historical center. Build 1909-1910 based on the designs of two of the most prominent Hungarian architects (Szekely Laszlo and Merbl Arnold) in a mix of Art Noveau and Secession , it has became one of the landmarks of the city of Timisoara.
Decorations on the buildings are inspired by the Hungarian folklore and adapted to fit the style of the building. On the front of the house it can be seen the letters "BS" coming from the name of the original owner Salomon Bruck.
The owner of the house was also the owner of the pharmacy that was functioning at the ground floor of the building - and it is still there today - pity it has a very ugly sign and advertisement - from my perspective that sign, can be replaced with something more suitable in order of being more true to the status of historical monument of the building.
The house has been recently refurbished (in the past 5 years - for me that's recent ...) and it shows partially its former glory - see the reference to the ugly pharmacy sing on display today.
Overall a landmark to visit when you are in Timisoara , during your visit to Unirii square.
Written August 28, 2020
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Seehanes
United Kingdom188 contributions
Sep 2019
This very colourful and ornate building on Timisoara's most beautiful square (Union Square) appears older than its 109 years, but it was only built in 1910 - designed jointly by two renowned architects (Laszlo Szekely and Arnold Merbl). It houses a pharmacy and a cafe on the ground floor, and the public cannot enter the upper floors. Unfortunately the facade of the pharmacy is "adorned" by a hideous plastic Catena Farmacie sign. Such a sign should not be permitted to feature anywhere in Timisoara's historic centre, let alone on a building of such prominence.
Written September 26, 2019
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Flore
Arad, Romania1,650 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Absolutely superb building! The building has been refurbished very well, kept the specific elements from the beginning and the colors chosen for the exterior painting are superb.
I'm sure any tourist visiting Unirii Square will also photograph the Bruck House!
Written July 29, 2019
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Tea S
3 contributions
Jul 2018
If you looking for it you will easily finde it. it is realy beautiful old house with colourful walls.
Written June 6, 2019
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syan0vich
Miami Beach, FL834 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
This building stands out in a large plaza full of beautiful buildings.
Quite outstanding now that ie has been painted and renovated on the outside.
Written May 30, 2019
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Elena P
Romania4,730 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
This building is nicely colored and renovated, a very interesting building. I loved the colors especially beautiful with sunny weather. Nice to see and to make some pictures in the square with this building.
Written January 6, 2019
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travellerew
Tallinn, Estonia492 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
This is nicely colored and renovated house. Very interesting building. I loved this at the moment I saw this! Especially beautiful with sunny weather. Nice to see and to make some pictures.
Written December 3, 2018
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Adrian G
Agigea, Romania41 contributions
Aug 2018
The house looks great.
I didn't like that the pharmacy on ground level was allowed to install a big, coloured and back-lit logo that has no place in that beautiful architecture.
Written August 28, 2018
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Marcus D
Tartu, Estonia1,288 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Wheelchair access - NO
The building is not accessible beyond the chemist on the ground floor.

Rather than writing-off the place as a space filler in a city lacking interesting places to see, a little research would reveal that Brück House deserves to be included in any planned walk-about Timisoara. The history is not mundane.

The first two-storey (ground and first floor) building 1758 was built in the Austrian Baroque style like the Baroque Palace on the other corner of Strada Floribund Mercy. In the early 1800s, Salomon Brück bought the building and employed local architects Arnold Merbl and Laszlo Szekely to redesign the building in the Secessionist style (the exteriors are highly decorative) but also to add a basement level as well as two upper floors.

In a location like Piata Unirii that is lined with Baroque and neo-classical architecture, Brück House is an exemplar of the Secession style of architecture that found great popularity through the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Not only a Secession building but a fairly unique one because unlike the usual design of having rounded corners - Brück has squared corners - because Merbl and Szekely wanted their building to stand out from the other Secessionist buildings in the city.

The ground floor of the initial 2-storey building accommodated a chemist. Every iteration of the building since has had a chemist on the ground floor. Indeed some of the cupboards and furniture in use today date back to the C19th.
Written June 30, 2018
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