Doamnei Street is just 410 meters long, starting from Calea Victoriei and ending in I.C. Brătianu Boulevard.
Located in the Old Town of Bucharest, the street was named after Maria Doamna (The Lady), the wife of Șerban Cantacuzino, ruler of Wallachia for 10 years, between 1678 and 1688. The initial name of the street was ”Ulița Bărcănescului”, after the owner of the land in this area, and the street went through 2 more name changes, being known in the interwar period as Paris Street and Mauriciu Blank Street (after the name of the cofounder banker of the Marmorosch Blank Bank, located on this street).
On Doamnei Street are located 16 historical monuments, being one of the richest in Bucharest in this regard. One of them is the Palace of the Marmorosch Blank Bank, built on the place of the former Gherman Inn. Marmorosch Blank Bank was, in the 1920s, the most important commercial bank in Romania, with 25 branches in the Kingdom and 4 in foreign territories (Paris, New York, Istanbul and Wien). The bank was nationalized in 1948, 100 years after its’ founding.