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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. Plan your CEC Palace visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bucharest using our Bucharest tour planner.
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  • When visitng Bucharest do not miss visintig the CEC palace a masterpiece of architecture, history and social life.  more »
  • Nice from architectonic view and for photo. Not so much time to spend. Suggested time 30 minutes. Its near many other nice sights so it can be included in your visit  more »
  • It is an eye catching building while walking in the old town, but you can not walk in. Only take some pictures while in front of it. Enjoy !  more »

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