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  • Universitate (University) • 6 min walk
  • Piaţa Unirii 1 / Piaţa Unirii 2 (Union Square) • 8 min walk
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,902 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The building was constructed at the end of the 19.century. It is huge and you even can get in, as there is a small numismatic collection.
Written September 24, 2019
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diana b
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
I had the chance to visit this place and I was surprised. Their collections are beautiful, the architecture meets the history and give birth to a materpiece. The guide knows a lot of things and gives you details about the history of the building and the history of money. I was lucky to see there the sculpture of Brancusi, "Wisdom of the Earth".

The visit is free, but you have to schedule it and send an email with some details. http://www.bnr.ro/Visiting-the-Museum-13822.aspx

Enjoy!
Written August 21, 2016
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Gabriel A
Ploiesti, Romania4,917 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
BNR Palace hosting the headquarters of Romanian National Bank, which is the central bank of Romania.
The palace is situated between Lipscani street and Doamnei street.
This impressive palace was built between 1884 and 1890, by the architect Nicolae Cerchez.
A new wing was added during the world war II, when the architect Ion Davidescu create the facade of the part in Doamnei Street, with the granit staircase, and the Corinthian columns.
Written June 3, 2018
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Grimps
Lesbos, Greece189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
Its a beautiful architectural palace outside mostly during night. If you visit it in daylight you will see that the national bank of Romania is situated in this building which is in fact consisted of two palace. However the magic of this place can only be unleashed by a guide.
Written August 10, 2017
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,935 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
During our guided tour of the bank, we learnt that the bank consists of two palaces joined by a sky lit passage. The old part is very beautiful inside with a grand staircase, the highlight for us was the boardroom. Highly recommend visiting.
Written February 2, 2017
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Hasegawa U
53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
Lovely palace. Formal during the daytime and gorgeous at nightime. Perfect theme for any picture shot.
Written December 21, 2016
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Menq
Newport, UK9,203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
The BNR Palace is located in the old city center, a place where are many coffee shops, clubs and some nice old buildings, like this one. There are two main entrances, one more beautiful than the other and very different in style and at one corner, there is a beautiful statue of Eugeniu Carada. Besides being the National Bank's headquarters, the palace hosts the BNR Museum, a museum about the Romanian's currency, which is free to enter, but it requires a reservation before.
Written May 17, 2015
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Luv2TravelFarNWide
Atenas, Costa Rica1,348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Built in 1890, this massive building is quite impressive. But even more interesting is its foundation. It was built on rollers! A novel design to stabilize the humongous structure during earthquakes. Visitors can peer through the glass case out front to see a section of the foundation and rollers.
Written June 9, 2022
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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The Headquarters building of Romanian National Bank (BNR) is located in the Old Town, along the commercial historical street Lipscani. Chronologically, BNR is the fifteenth centralised bank in the world.
Considered by some the most beautiful building in Bucharest, the Old Palace of the National Bank, impresses with its regularity, distinction and massiveness. Its interiors are as much imposing as the exterior looks and since I had been working in one of its branches accross the street, for about a year of my young age, I can testify to its marble staircases and majestic elegance.
Written November 5, 2019
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,630 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
I thought I was in Vienna, Austria when I first saw this attraction! IT is a huge, beautiful building that occupies like a block long area.

I was not sure what this building is, so I asked the man exiting the building about it. Learned that it is a government building, not a tourist attraction!

Still took some pictures here to remind me of my visit of this beautiful attraction!
Written May 28, 2019
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