The CEC Palace is one of the most well-known, elegant and representative architectural monuments of Bucharest.
It was built in a period of only five years, i.e. during 1895-1900, and bears the mark of the French academism style, a style that was a fashion of that age, nonetheless combined with other classical and baroque architectural elements.
Nowadays, the current CEC Palace is the fourth head office of the banking institution: in 1865 it was in the Ministry for Finance, then during 1866-1875 in the Şerban-Vodă Inn (on the site of the current NBR premises), while during 1876-1895 in its own premises, that were pulled down in 1895 in order to build the current Palace.
The setting of the cornerstone by King Carol I and Queen Elisabeth took place on 8 June 1897, so that this is the date considered as the birth date of the monument.
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