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Palatul CEC, Bucharest

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
Palatul CEC, 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 Palatul CEC on your holiday in Bucharest, and find out what else Bucharest has to offer, use our Bucharest itinerary builder.
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  • It is an old building. Now is the CEC Bank office. An interesting architecture situated on Victory street.  more »
  • Even though is is still officially in use, and often crowded, it surrounds you with the smell of old building and too old wooden furniture. It is definitely worth a visit to admire its top glass roof ...  more »
  • We were strolling all around in this was near the Old Town. It is a beautiful old building with glass included in dome. It used to be a palace but I think it is a bank now.  more »
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  • Beautiful architecture... I just seated in front of it and enjoyed every single detail of it. Can't believe how people can make such a piece of art. Worth a visit.
  • Beautiful facade. Can't wait inside, and the guard outside kept telling me I couldn't take pictures of the facade, which was very odd.
  • One of the most beautiful buildings in Bucharest. Maybe the most beautiful
  • beautifu arhitrcture! should be on your to-see list!
  • Beautiful French style architecture to this palace. Not surprised that it's a bank now.