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Address: Calea Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania
Phone Number: 40 21 311 11 19

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Possibly the most beautiful building in the city. The inside is as stunning as the outside, ask to be shown around - sometimes it is possible

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Possibly the most beautiful building in the city. The inside is as stunning as the outside, ask to be shown around - sometimes it is possible

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bucharest
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75 reviews 75 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Is one of the places you don't want to miss if visit Bucharest!! The architecture have a "Paris perfume" and if you visit it in the morning is simply amaizing due to the sun which cover the entire construction. Highly recommended for holiday "photoshooting" :) is located few steps away from the best coffee place in Bucharest - Origo.

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Bucharest, Romania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This building just leaves me breathless every time! is like an old jewelery that reveals it's beauty over and over again! On Victoria Street, you can see it from the Old Center like a discreet and mysterious royalty. Just across the History Museum! Worth a visit!

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Timisoara, Romania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
82 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I think it is one of the most beautiful palaces in old Bucharest (for sure in Top 20 for me). It was built in 1900 in eclectic style for the state owned CEC Bank, first public credit institution ever to be founded in Romania. You cannot park in front of it, but you can find a spot nearby. This way... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Located on Victoriei Bd, near the old city centre, it is an impressive landmark - for it's size and ecclectic style; old building facade contrasts the glass and metal dome roof. Construction started during king Carol I, so this is truly a monument.

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southampton
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It is situated on Vitoriei Street. You cannot go inside but the outside of the building is very impressive. A must for photography lovers. It is across the road from the Old Town where you can grab a bite to eat or have a few drinks.

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

even if the structure and the front of the building is quite old, this place is great exactly because of that.

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Toronto, Canada
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

On the famous, fashionable Calea Victoriei, this building is a landmark, a solid stately construction of stone, iron, bronze, marble, topped with a Rennaisasnce dome well seen from everywhere. A bank is located here now, but there is a longer history of this monument available in the main lobby, this one vast, hugely tall and richly ornate. The ground level... More 

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London
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268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in the whole of Bucharest. It's definitely got to be on everyone's must-see list. It really makes one realise why Bucharest was once known as the Paris of the East or Little Paris.

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Bucharest, Romania
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

CEC Palace is in my opinion the mother of all historical buildings: huge, imposing, nice architecture and it's still in use. If you come across Calea Victoriei just make sure you won't miss a visit!

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