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Calea Victoriei 13, Bucharest 030022, Romania
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All reviews beautiful building calea victoriei old building glass dome french architect victoria street history museum visit inside nice architecture enter the building king carol romanian capital cupola domes structure century landmark
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I expected it to be better, we passed by this building during a night walk in lypscani. You can visit inside for free if you book in advance, but when we got here they were on vacation.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AAB45
Reviewed 24 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alanthebairn
Reviewed 21 October 2018

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..

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NisaM_13
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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