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"Houses that no longer exist - Hotel de France" Top 5 Page for this destination Bucharest Things to Do Tip by Romanian_Bat

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  The former Hotel de France (left)
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  • The former Hotel de France (left) - Bucharest
      The former Hotel de France (left)
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  • Bucharest Financial Plazza (to the back of CEC) - Bucharest
      Bucharest Financial Plazza (to the back of CEC)
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In 1855 Ioan Petru Manof built an inn consisting of a few houses, which were afterwards turned into a hotel - "Otelul de Franta", as it was called until 1860. In 1881, Manof's son-in-law built a new structure instead, the Hotel de France; it would be called Grand Hotel de France and Grand Hotel Lafayette (given the proximity of the Galleries Lafayette, the actual Magazinul Victoria - see my special tip on it).The hotel was bought in 1912 by Eugen Ghica. It was then called Grand Hotel Victoria, respectively Hotel Victoria during the communist regime. It was seriously damaged during the 1977 earthquake, and it was demolished in 1979. The site remained empty until 1995, when the misplaced building of Bancorex (nowadays Bucharest Financial Plazza - see my special tip on zzit - was dropped there from Planet Mars.

Address: On Calea Victoriei, next to CEC & Victoria Store

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