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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.
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Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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 prominent French Renaissance style to the building, such that at present the C.E.C. Palace is, without overstating, one of the most graciously beautiful buildings in Bucharest. A unique feature of this structure refers to the glass and metal dome (the main dome, and the largest of all the other cupolas which overtop the four corner sections of the building) set on top of the main hallway.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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 try to sneak a look inside but, from the photos, it looks magnificent - like banks used to be in the UK before they moved to new office towers and were converted into smart restaurants. In fact, the bank's occupation will come to an end as they have sold the building to the City of Bucharest and are leasing it until they find at new modern premises and the building will be turned into a museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

I sneaked in since it is now a private bank. I took a few pictures and then was kindly explained and lead out by a manager. However I am quite impressed by the grand views of this significant historical building. You can take the exterior pictures of the whole building and probably do not miss much.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Peter S
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