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Palatul CEC, Bucharest

Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · 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. Plan your Palatul CEC visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bucharest using our Bucharest tour planner.
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  • An old building with an impressive architecture, located on Calea Victoriei, across the road from the National History Museum. Unfortunately, it cannot be visited at the inside part, so all you can...  more »
  • Located on Victoriei street, which is famous for some of Bucharest most intricate buildings. The CEC palace I was told was once a bank by locals. It's a building you must stop and admire on...  more »
  • I remember this "French" building from my youth. In those times everybody could enter the building. And it was AMAZING !! When I tried to visit it, a few days ago, I was told that it could be visited....  more »

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