The oldest hospital in Bucharest, dating from 1704, the Coltea was built on land belonging to the Vacaresti family, who at the time owned great swathes of the capital. The original building was destroyed by an earthquake in 1802, and the neo-classical building we see today in fact dates from 1888. Recently renovated (the facade, at least), it has seldom looked better. The hospital remains a functioning municipal health centre, and you may enter only if you have official business.
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