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“Impressive, but not allowed in without passport” 3 of 5 stars
Review of CEC Palace

CEC Palace
Calea Victoriei, Bucharest, Romania
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Ranked #28 of 221 things to do in Bucharest
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Southern England
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Impressive, but not allowed in without passport”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The building, and neighbouring avenue, is worth seeing as it is so impressive.

Unfortunately, although we had British photo driving licences, the Job's-worth on the entrance wouldn't let us in because we didn't have our "National Identity" passports!

Visited July 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great architecture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The building is gorgeous, unfortunately it could be better maintained. The building is worth visiting.

Visited July 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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59 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Impressive architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This fantastic building managed to resist time, it is very well preserved and looks like a piece of history.

Visited July 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Architecture piece of art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Architectural structure is amaizing beautyfull. Its worth visiting just for this reason. I am not sure is allowed to take pictures inside maybe just with your cell but not with your professional camera. Actualy there is a bank.

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Washington state
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Very poor access to architectural treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Two older nonthreatining travelers literally had to beg for two minutes entry into the building. Now I realize that this is a bloody bank headquarters, but why not have some controlled availabiltiy for entry and viewing. Interior is classical elegance. A chance to see just a few more areas would have been incredibly welcome.

Visited April 2013
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