Museum of the National Bank of Romania, Bucharest

Museum of the National Bank of Romania, Bucharest

With the façade on Doamnei Street, the new wing of the BNR Palace housing the Museum of the National Bank of Romania was built during World War II, after having laid the foundation stone back in 1937.

The construction works carried on between 1942-44 under the direction of architect Ion Davidescu assisted by two other architects, Radu Dudescu and N. Crețoiu.

The building is emblematic of the neo-classical style with rationalist influences that prevailed in the interwar period. It impresses by the monumental granite stairs, the huge Corinthian columns forming the façade, and the large, white marble-coated halls inside the building.

It is one of the most valuable numismatic collections in Romania covering a period of over two and a half millennia, being exhibited among others the oldest coin minted in Romania today, and the smallest paper money printed in Romania
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Sight Name: Museum of the National Bank of Romania
Sight Location: Bucharest, Romania (See walking tours in Bucharest)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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