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CEC Palace

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Address: Calea Victoriei 13, Bucharest 030022, Romania
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the first bank in Romania

CEC Palace was built during the reign of King Charles I (Carol I) of Romania;it was designed by French architect Gottereau and the style is that of French architecture of the end... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2016
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Brasov, Romania
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Brasov, Romania
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

CEC Palace was built during the reign of King Charles I (Carol I) of Romania;it was designed by French architect Gottereau and the style is that of French architecture of the end of the 19th century ; building began in 1897 and finished in 1900; the CEC Palace is the first important building at the beginning of Victoriei street,when coming... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

CEC Palace cornerstone was laid on July 8 , 1897, in the presence of King Carol I and Queen Elizabeth [1 ] . By 1875 , it had found that place and inn monastery "St. John the Great " . Dating back to the sixteenth century, settlements were restored by Constantin Brancoveanu in the years 1702 - 1703 and then... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

CEC Place is located in the old town at the city center. There is no way you will miss it as it stands out with lights and beauty. It is worth a visit both in the day time and at night. You will definitely take a picture of it when you are in Lipscani.

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is among top 3 buildings on my list. I just love it. It was built to be a bank, and it's still the HQ of the same bank. Too bad you can't "interact" more with it, but just take a look, and move on.

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Roeselare, Belgium
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

This building is not far from old town, such as many buildings in the city, this is another visible in its architectural style. The CEC Palace opened in 1900 as headquarters of the national savings bank. The building has large dome of glass and metal. The intention is then to establish a museum.

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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

This palace, which currently is run as a national savings bank is located within the Old town district of Bucharest ( in front of National Museum of Romanian History)

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Westfield, New Jersey
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

I love the look and feel of this building. We visited both during the day (while on the Free Walking Tour) and at night, and it was beautiful both times. Built in 1900, the CEC is the headquarters of the national savings bank (CEC Bank). Before the construction of the palace, this location was occupied by the ruins of a... More 

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Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Is a very nice building, with impressive arhitecture but unfornately is not opened to visitours.is near the old town, very easy to reach

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Impressive architecture, one of the most beautiful and imposing buildings in town. Located on Victoriei Blvd, really close to the Old Town.

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Chisinau, Moldova
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

This palace is Savings Bank, a symbol of Victoria's street, which is fundamental part of Bucharest's glory

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