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CEC Palace

Calea Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania
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Ranked #18 of 109 Attractions in Bucharest
Type: Architectural Buildings
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English first
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The architecture of the building is quite beautiful, but it's just a bank now, so not really worthy of much more than a quick "oooh" and "ahhh" before moving on.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Undoubtedly one of the best and impressive structures you will get to see while in Bucharest but unfortunately you have to settle with viewing and appreciating it from the exteriors since they do not allow entry inside. You could probably stand on the street, etch it in mind and move to next destination

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Brisbane, Australia
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206 reviews 206 reviews
111 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The architecture of this building is what attracted us to inspect a little closer. Certainly would be one of the most beautiful buildings in Bucharest and worthy of a visit.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Definitely worth a visit, especially since it's not considered a main attraction. Hint : try and talk your way into all of the building, sometimes the security staff can be true imbecils.

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Bucharest, Romania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Probably one if the most beautiful buildings in the old center! UNfortunately, isn't possible to visit inside! :(

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

A majestic old buiding situated in the old part of the city,on Calea Victoriei street.The architecture is impressive.The building houses the central offices of CEC Bank.Across the street is The National Museum of History.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a very nice building but the commercial flags in front are a disgrace and the building is quite dark from pollution. So at night it is beautifully lit, you noticed less the dirtiness and the flags and it seems like an even more beautiful building.

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

One of the many banks located at that area. It's really nothing special. However, since it's quite close to other attractions, you could take a minute or two just so as you see the external of the building.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is just another beautiful French style building in downtown Bucharest. Unfortunately, it was not open to visitors while we visited (although we heard it's not that easy getting in due to increased security), so we admired the building from the outside.

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Bucharest, Romania
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22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Along the boulevard (Calea Victoriei) the presence of French Neo Classical Style was preserved very well by different buildings. The House of Savings (Palatul CEC) makes no exception. Built in eclectic style, the palace has a glass and metal dome. The impressive entrance features an arch supported by two pairs of columns in a composite style. The four corners are... More

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