If you want to relax and surround yourself with nature’s greatest gifts, Bucharest has some nice parks and gardens. The following are the nicest parks and gardens in Romania’s capital. If you happen to be on a longer business trip in Romania, you’ll definitely need some time to relax in nature. If you’re just visiting the metropolis, a getaway from the busy city will enhance your mood.
Herastrau Park spreads around Herastrau Lake and offers a wide range of attractions: a boat rental complex, tennis courts, the Village Museum, cafes, restaurants, summer theatre.
The Village Museum is the first open-air ethnographic museum in Romania and in the world, and it’s been a sensation since 1936. You can take a virtual tour of the museum here.
For quiet moments in special places, Herastrau Park offers a Japan Garden, the Roses Isle, the Poplar Isle and Expo Flora where you can admire a variety of enchanting flowers.
If you are looking for a more entertaining time in Park Herastrau, the lake (spread over 74 ha and 2.8 km long) is a place for nautical sports, navigation and sport-fishing. The park is also a place where you can practice any kind of sport.
Cismigiu Garden opened to the public in 1860, being the oldest park in Bucharest. It was designed by landscape architect Carl Meyer and the name comes from Turkish “cismea” meaning “public fountain.”
The garden is home to more than 30,000 trees and plants brought from Romanian mountains. The garden is decorated with exotic flowers brought from botanical garden in Vienna. It has a 29.500sqm lake spread over 1.3 km. You can enjoy a boat ride, as the park offers rental barges.
Cismigiu Park is representative for Romania’s capital citizens, many literary works referring to it as a stereotype of Bucharesters. It is easy to reach due to its central location at a 15 minute drive from Hotel Moxa.
Carol I Park
While in Bucharest, you must have a taste of the way Bucharesters relax in nature. Carol I Park is a spot for recreation but for entertainment too. During summer-time the park hosts most important events/concerts in the capital city. It was designed by French landscape architect Eduard Redont in 1900s, offering a great view of the central Bucharest, three-lined alleys with tall trees for quiet walks and surroundings enriched with historical monuments.
It is one of the most beautiful parks in Bucharest, easy to reach from Le Boutique Hotel Moxa.
Take some time off from the city and allow yourself to slow down and enjoy a walk in one of Bucharest’s parks!