C E C Bank Palace

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  • Address: Calea Victoriei 13, Bucharest, Romania
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +40-213111119
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Museums, Landmark, Family And Kids

This is the headquarters of the Romanian National Savings Bank. It might not function that way for much longer as the building has been sold off, for reasons stating that it is no longer fit to serve as a modern bank. However no new headquarters have been found. As such, most of the elegantly beautiful building is not open to visitors except for the CEC Museum in the main hall. The Museum briefly documents the bank's historical transactions, products, and other financial artifacts. The most striking feature of the bank is its roof: A large impressive glass and metal dome, as well as four smaller domes on the side.

  • There are reports that the entirety of the bank is now closed to visitors. Please confirm your visit.

  • By Bus: 104, 123, 124, 385, N110, N115 stop Autogara Double T
  • By Metro: Line M1, M3 stop Izvor
  • By Trams: 5, 6, 21 stop Piata Sf. Gheorghe
  • By Metro: Line M2 stop Universitate

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  • C E C Bank Palace Address: Calea Victoriei 13, Bucharest, Romania
  • C E C Bank Palace Contact Number: +40-213111119
  • C E C Bank Palace Timing: 24-hrs
  • C E C Bank Palace Price: Free
  • Best time to visit C E C Bank Palace(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit C E C Bank Palace: 00:15 Mins
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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CEC_Palace
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  • 35.1% of people who visit Bucharest include C E C Bank Palace in their plan

  • 49.22% of people start their C E C Bank Palace visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see C E C Bank Palace

Monday, Friday and Sunday

60.16% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting C E C Bank Palace

People normally club together Palace Of Parliament and Stavropoleos Monastery while planning their visit to C E C Bank Palace.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Exquisite building ! - worth 5 stars ! even more ! Shame that they do not let you enter to see the hall way and the cupola !

  • 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. The work of Paul Gottereau was complemented by the contribution of Ion Socolescu, a Romanian architect in charge with the execution of the works. The palace is, beyond all doubts, a jewel which complements the architectural patrimony on Calea Victoriei. 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. The overall picture of the C.E.C. Palace exudes, first and foremost, elegance and balance. The interior of the palace is embellished with pictorial works by Mihail Simonide. However, its aesthetic qualities aside, the C.E.C. Palace is said to feature one of the most solid bearing structures of all the buildings in Bucharest, a reputation put to test, amongst others, during the 1977 earthquake, when the glass dome was the only element affected, with little and insignificant damage to the rest of the building.

  • One of the great architectural landmarks of old Bucharest,

  • The CEC Palace (Romanian: Palatul CEC) in Bucharest , Romania, built in 1900 and situated on Calea Victoriei opposite the National Museum of Romanian History

  • Most beautiful building in Bucharest 👍

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