CEC Palace

The palace was built as a new headquarters for Romania’s oldest bank, the public savings institution Casa de Depuneri,

CEC Palace Bucharest, map

Consemnațiuni și Economie, later known as C.E.C.  and nowadays CEC Bank. The land was bought and the building constructed with the institution’s own funds. Work started on June 8, 1897 and was completed in 1900. The project was designed by the architect Paul Gottereau, construction was supervised by the Romanian architect Ion Socolescu.

The Palace is built in eclectic style, topped by a glass and metal dome. The entrance features an arch supported by two pairs of columns in composite style. The four corners are decorated with gables and coats of arms and ending in Renaissance domes.

It was built in 1900, it situated on Calea Victoriei opposite the National Museum of Romanian History, the CEC Palace is the headquarter of CEC Bank.

CEc Palace is one of the most famous buildings in Bucharest, along the Victory Avenue.

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CEC Palace Bucharest; view from Stavropoleos street
CEC Palace Bucharest; view from Stavropoleos street
CEC Palace, Victory Avenue
CEC Palace, Victory Avenue
CEC Palace, detail of windows and glass dome
CEC Palace, detail of windows and glass dome
CEC Bucuresti
CEC Bucuresti
CEC glass dome
CEC glass dome
CEC glass dome
CEC Palace, the entrance’s arch
CEC Palace, Bucharest, view from National Museum of History
CEC Palace, Bucharest, view from National Museum of History
CEC Palace, lampost

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