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

I love the look and feel of this building. We visited both during the day (while on the Free Walking Tour) and at night, and it was beautiful both times. Built in 1900, the CEC is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
LKWendel
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Westfield, New Jersey

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Westfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the look and feel of this building. We visited both during the day (while on the Free Walking Tour) and at night, and it was beautiful both times. Built in 1900, the CEC is the headquarters of the national savings bank (CEC Bank). Before the construction of the palace, this location was occupied by the ruins of a... More 

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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Is a very nice building, with impressive arhitecture but unfornately is not opened to visitours.is near the old town, very easy to reach

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Thank Alina B
Bucharest, Romania
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Impressive architecture, one of the most beautiful and imposing buildings in town. Located on Victoriei Blvd, really close to the Old Town.

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Thank Ana Cristina D
Chisinau, Moldova
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This palace is Savings Bank, a symbol of Victoria's street, which is fundamental part of Bucharest's glory

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Roma, Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

It appears suddenly when peering out of the city center and it shocks you with an amazing 19th century architecture!

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Thank lgonella
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

With ecclectic architectural style the building stands testimony to Bucharest's artistic and historic heritage. The interiors are just as beautifully decorated although maintenance remains somewhat of a concern. Well worth visiting !

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Thank EUcivilization
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

As they say, this place reminded me of Paris! Nice architecture and lightning at night. It's a pity you can't visit it as it's the central bank of Romania.

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Thank Ilaria d
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I like this building a lot; an essential stop on Calea Victoriei. It was created bt French architects and it still looks well. Is is opposite church Sf Ciprian and very close to the History Museum. It has a small garden with roses around and the cupola is very nice.

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Thank Sophia S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Built by the French architect Paul Gottereau between 1897-1900 this nice palace was meant to host the CEC Bank, the first Romanian bank commissioned 1n 1864 the first Prince of Romania Alexandru Ioan Cuza.

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Thank Mihai P
Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

charming, impressive ,so 19th century-stlyle, one of the few buildings with personality left in Bucharest.

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