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For those who think, like I did in the past, that cellar is an underground room: yes, but there are exceptions.
In Cák (click on the map left) cellar means also small hut originally used for wine-press house until the end of the 19th century when phyloxera destroyed the grape plantations. Then people, looking for other incomes, found the chestnut as a promising alternative of wine being the Kőszegi mountain the only region in Hungary with acceptable conditions for chestnut-trees. Thus the former "wine cellars" were transformed into barns where chestnut was dried and stored. The simple but nice buildings are no more in use, they are protected as part of the regional museum.
In the WS you can find pictures showing more cellars and the wall construction.

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