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“Beautiful late 1800s building with lots of history”
Review of CEC Palace

CEC Palace
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US$38.16*
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Private Sightseeing Tour of Bucharest
Ranked #17 of 293 things to do in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Beautiful by day and even prettier by night. Doesn't seem to have tours anymore so I'm not sure what is inside. But it's a fabulous place to look at and study. Said to have been built on a former monestery. The dome is particularly interesting

Date of experience: April 2018
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"beautiful building"
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"old building"
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"glass dome"
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"french architect"
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"victoria street"
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"history museum"
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"visit inside"
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"nice architecture"
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"enter the building"
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"king carol"
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"romanian capital"
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

It was interesting to learn that, not for the first time, in olden days the site was the location of a monastery. Works on the terrific present building began in the late 1800s and it was completed in 1900.

With a glass and metallic dome at the central apex and double columns at the entrance. It all makes for superbly embellished design features.

We saw it in daylight and illuminated after sun down. It looks fabulous in all light.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

When you cross Victoriei Blvd. you have to visit one of the oldiest buidings of Bucharest. It is very nice and you have to see.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a beautiful impressive building which houses the CEC bank and well worth a walk by. We were told that they did small guided tours of the inside but when we tried to go inside we were told that the tours had been "cancelled forever!"

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank cazbatt
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Turn of the century building (19th to 20th) - I especially like the metal and glass dome (a nod to the Grand Palais of Paris from the french architect, perhaps).

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank LupulDeDorobanti
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