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Address: Calea Victoriei 13, Bucharest 030022, Romania
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Amazing Building!!

Particularly impressive and magnificent. A beautiful gem that is worth to admire. Great architecture, impressive construction!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Antouli
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Particularly impressive and magnificent. A beautiful gem that is worth to admire. Great architecture, impressive construction!!

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding architecture inside and outside .... this is why travelers compare Bucharest with the small Paris ..architects were bough back in the days to build Located on Calea Victoriei ... close to the old part of town ( streets Lipscani , Covaci ) that is full of restaurants .. bars .. every night lots of people go out to enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

An outside view only here to review - not 100% sure you can go inside. Safe to say the architecture is stunning and the sight of the sun shining through the glass dome spectacular.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Very impressive palace, with a unique central hall. Unfortunatelly it is not a public place anymore. You may negotiate with the doorman to have a very short visit in the main lobby, which is the best part of the building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

The CEC Palace was built in 1900 and is situated on Calea Victoriei, opposite to the National Museum of Romanian History. This Palace is headquarter of CEC bank. I was impressed by the architecture of this building. We visited the Palace a long time ago. Normally you can't visit the Palace but if you ask nicely the staff they can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

Located on victoria street, this architectural delight was built in 1900, currently the headquarters of a bank. One of the many attractions/sites to see on calea victoriei, we love just cruising up and down the street taking it all in.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

One for the books,as it keeps its old architecture and charm.Good for visiting on any weather,day or night.Easy to reach.

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

I'm not sure if you can visit the palace inside, but on the outside is absolutely gorgeous. If you're passionate about architecture, I'm sure it will take you at least one hour to look at this building and all the details that impressed me so much.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Great architecture,very attractive exterior there was a Christmas market which was quote interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Many buildings in Bucharest were influenced by close ties between Romania and France, in the late 19th Century. You'll want a picture of the CEC Palace...and you'll understand why Bucharest was once called a 'little Paris'. Sadly the building is not open for touring, but there is plenty to do nearby.

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