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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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  • Many buildings in Bucharest were influenced by close ties between Romania and France, in the late 19th Century. You'll want a picture of the CEC Palace...and you'll understand why Bucharest was once c...  more »
  • It's a really beautiful building. Initially I didn't know what it was and I noticed walking through Calea Victorei, I was immediately impressed. Stands out among the various buildings because of its facade! Nice!!
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  • Very unique building, designed by a French architect, completed in 1900 has an impressive façade with domes of metal and glass, in the Renaissance style. It is currently the headquarters of the CEC Bank.
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