"Houses that no longer exist - Hotel de France" Top 5 Page for this destination Bucharest Things to Do Tip by Romanian_Bat
Bucharest Things to Do: 767 reviews and 1,768 photos
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
More Things to Do in Bucharest (124)
More Reviews (69)
- See All No go restaurants in Bucharest
- See All The Best Conference Area in Town
- See All Different rooms and mixed crowds
- See All Old Books, Music and Art
- See All The Bucharest Driver (TM) - Lawless...
- See All Cycling through Bucharest
Romanian_Bat's Related Pages
Have you been to Bucharest?Share Your Travels