The National Bank of Romania sits on the site of one of the most
famous buildings in Bucharest, Hanul Serban Voda (Serban Voda Inn) which was located
here between the years of 1678-1883. In 1883 work began on the National Bank building,
after a design by the French architects Cassien Bernard and Albert Galleron. The building
has a French Neo-classical style, with a facade with Corintian columns, and 4 statues
representing Agriculture, Industry, Justice and Commerce.