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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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  • Particularly impressive and magnificent. A beautiful gem that is worth to admire. Great architecture, impressive construction!!  more »
  • Outstanding architecture inside and outside .... this is why travelers compare Bucharest with the small Paris ..architects were bough back in the days to build Located on Calea Victoriei ... close to ...  more »
  • 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.  more »