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Palaces in Bucharest


Savings Bank Palace - Palatul CEC: 


  • situated on 13, Victoria Avenue
  • built between 1896-1900, in French Baroque style
  • it was built on the site of “Sf. Ioan cel Mare” (St. John the Great) church which was demolished
  • it was built after French architect Paul Gottereau’s plans
Savings Bank Palace

Press Palace

  Free Press House 
  (Casa Scânteii): 


  • built between 1956-1966
  • today it houses the headquarters of:
  • Romanian Commodity Exchange
  • Ministry of Culture
  • “Rompres” Agency

  Telephones Palace (headquarters of Romtelecom):


  • located on Calea Victoriei
  • it was built according to the plans of two American architects Edmond van Saanen and Louis Weeks in Art Deco style
  • for 40 years it was the tallest building with metal frame in Bucharest
Telephones Palace

  Ghica-Tei Palace:

  • built in 1822 by prince Grigore Ghica as a summer residence
  • the building has two levels in Neoclassic Italian style


The Palace of Justice – Capital’s Court:


  •  it is one of the buildings from Bucharest representing the French Renaissance style
  • built between 1890-1895 after architect A. Ballu’s plans, the building was finished by the famous Romanian architect Ion Mincu
  • the statues at the entrance are the work of K. Storck and symbolize the Law, the Righteousness, the Justice, the Truth, the Force and the Prudence
  • in September 2006 the Palace of Justice resumed work after 3 years during which period it was restored and consolidated, work that cost over 30 million euro



The Palace of the Ministry of Agriculture:

  • built in 1896 by the Swiss architect Louis Pierre Blancare



 The Palace of the Ministry of Transport:


  • the construction began in 1935 and it was finished in 1950




  The Palace for Sports and Culture :

  • it was inaugurated in 1974
  • it is the most important covered up sports ground of the capital

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