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CEC Palace, Bucharest

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CEC Palace, topped by a glass and metal central dome, houses the headquarters of the national savings bank. A French architect built the eclectic palace in 1900. Its grand entrance, featuring two pairs of Corinthian columns and a richly decorated gable with a clock beneath a wide arch, resembles the facade of the Petit Palais in Paris. Notice the coats of arms in the four corners of the facade beneath the four small Renaissance domes. The bank sold the building to the city, but it still rents the palace as its headquarters. There are plans to turn it into a museum. To visit CEC Palace on your holiday in Bucharest, and find out what else Bucharest has to offer, use our Bucharest itinerary builder.
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  • An outside view only here to review - not 100% sure you can go inside. Safe to say the architecture is stunning and the sight of the sun shining through the glass dome spectacular. 
  • Very impressive palace, with a unique central hall. Unfortunatelly it is not a public place anymore. You may negotiate with the doorman to have a very short visit in the main lobby, which is the best ...  more »
  • The CEC Palace was built in 1900 and is situated on Calea Victoriei, opposite to the National Museum of Romanian History. This Palace is headquarter of CEC bank. I was impressed by the architecture of...  more »