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Palatul CEC, Bucharest

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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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  • built at the end of 800 on the ruins of an ancient monastery is a graceful construction (despite the size) and a remarkable grace and lightness. I got hit particularly semi transparent domes where you can catch a glimpse of the Interior. Has all the allure of fin du siècle. All calea victorei is worth seeing, and this place is worth a visit, if only to enjoy the architectural beauty
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  • This is a beautiful building in Bucharest located near Old Town. It's on Calea Victoriei and directly across the street from the Museum of Romanian History. It was meant to be used as an exhibit space...  more »
  • Two steps away from the National Museum of Romanian history is this Palace that particularly struck me. If I was to return on purpose I would save to do so.
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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.
  • beautifu arhitrcture! should be on your to-see list!
  • Beautiful French style architecture to this palace. Not surprised that it's a bank now.
  • One of most beautiful historic buildings in Bucharest