The Ion Manu House (formerly Auschnitt)

The massive Manu House (named after the man who built it, the jurist Ion Manu, son of the General Gheorghe Manu), is an exact replica of the Biron Hotel (currently the Rodin Museum) in Paris. It was designed by architect Grigore Cerchez, and built in 1915. Impressive through its massive dimensions and exterior ornaments, it was bought by wealthy industrialist Max Auschnitt. After the war it was home to Petru Groza, and later became headquarters of the Embassy of Argentina. It returned to Max Auschnitt’s heirs, and is currently in Gigi Becali’s property.

2 Responses to “The Ion Manu House (formerly Auschnitt)”

  1. From nero:

    Eu doar va citez : “is an exact replica of the Biron Hotel (currently the Rodin Museum) in Paris. It was designed by architect Grigore Cerchez”
    Ca apoi sa ma intreb daca e copie la indigo dupa alta cladire, “designul” pe care il mai face Cerchez care ar fi?

    Posted on 23. Oct, 2010 at 10:52 am #
  2. From alex:

    Grigore Cerchez was one of the greatest arhitects that we have in Romania in XXI and XX centuries. He designed also the facade of the “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History (that stands nearby) ; The Palace of “Ion Mincu” University Arhitecture and Urbanism and many others important buildings in Bucharest. Manu Palace (House) was also designed by Cerchez. It representes one of the most beautiful private residence in Bucharest. Biron Hotel and Manu Palace, both representes a memory of thouse thimes when buildings have something special like the people who built them. My email adres is alghemi@yahoo.com and I’ll be very pleased if someone will be interested in visiting Bucharest.

    Posted on 31. Jan, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

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