The Palace of the National Military Circle is a unique edifice, first of all for its authenticity and the fact that, over time, minimal intervention has been made to maintain it. The Palace of the National Military Circle is a historical and architectural monument, part of the buildings included in the national and universal cultural heritage. It is located in the historical center of Bucharest, with the main facade towards Calea Victoriei (Sărindar Fountain and Tricolor Square) and a side façade on Regina Elisabeta Boulevard and Constantin Mille Street. The Palace of the National Military Circle currently has three structures: the National Military Circle, the National Military Library and the National Military Circle Restaurant. The idea of constructing a monumental building, an imposing palace, belonged to General Eraclie Arion, who in 1889 expressed the wish of the officers of Bucharest to have their own premises for the Military Circle.
More than 26 rooms and lounges of the palace, arranged in the basement, ground floor and on the four floors, are set with paintings belonging to the most famous contemporary Romanian painters, as well as works of art, included in the Romanian cultural heritage.
On December 15, 2011, on the occasion of the 135th anniversary of the existence of the National Military Circle, a marble plaque was placed, at the entrance to the Palace, from Constantin Mille Street, which states the following: “The Palace of the National Military Circle, historical monument, is built on the initiative and through the financial contribution of the officers from the Bucharest garrison.”
The National Military Circle was and is a place where, through the activities organized and hosted, by the decisions that have been adopted over time, by the personalities that have passed the threshold, part of the history of Romania has been written. It became a landmark known and respected in the country and abroad, a symbol for the Romanian Army. At the same time, the Palace, through its architectural elegance, the harmony of the forms, is included in all the guides and atlases of Bucharest, being a subject of study for specialists and a point of interest for all those who arrive in the Tricolor Square, Romanian and foreign tourists, or just passers-by.