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Calea Victoriei 13, Bucharest 030022, Romania
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

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

4  Thank Antouli
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is a lovely French-style building, which is not accessible to the public for a visit. Furthermore, this time around, the building looked rather dirty from the outside with its walls covered with black dirt and stains. They definitely should do a better work in...More

2  Thank TheShis
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old bank building hails from a period when banks displayed their solidity with bricks and mortar. This building would feel at home on a Paris boulevard. Unfortunately, its not possible to enter the building but its has a stunning exterior.

Thank Alanthebairn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the many lovely buildings on the Calea Victorei. It was built for Romania's oldest bank in 1900 obviously in a time where there were many such beautiful buildings..

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This corner used to be one of the most important places for Commerce and Industry. Today you'll find offices and a charming antiques and art flea market, where you'll find antique jewelry, medals and helmets from the wars, and old tools and knick knacks.

Thank Nisa M
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Admire one of the best examples of last century architecture housing the "popular bank". Guided inside tours are available but even a non-guided tour will impress you.

Thank criradul2001
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is yet another beautiful building on Calea Victoriei with extremely stunning architecture. It's difficult not to be impressed by the former grandeur of Bucharest, particularly in contrast with some of the dilapidated buildings.

Thank kathryndob
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Built in 1897, CeC Palace designed by french architect Paul Gottereau. Unfortunatelly, in night time is not well illuminated so your photos will not show the beauty of it.

Thank geo0000
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

A stand out historic building in old town with a magnificent facade and windows. Definitely include in your downtown wanderings. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

1  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 24 July 2018

no matter if is one or many this building is impresive,located near old city in the victoria street its a good place to start walking up the road too see and the other monuments and buildings,acros the road from c.e.c is the history museum

Thank antie k
Reviewed 14 July 2018

I wish it can be visited. The construction works started in 1897, an event attended by King Carol I and Queen Elisabeth themselves, and the building was inaugurated in 1900. Paul Gottereau was the architect in charge with the design, and he successfully lent a...More

2  Thank Mehmet M
Reviewed 8 July 2018

A magnificent neoclassical building opened in 1900 as the bank's HQ and which from the outside looks like a railway station with it great cast-iron dome rising above the central part. Unfortunately it was closed whenever I passed do I didn't have the opportunity to...More

1  Thank Ian C
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