Herastrau Park, Bucharest
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Address: Herăstrău Park, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
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About Herastrau Park, Bucharest
Almost 70% of this park comprises of Herastrau Lake, around which the wooded areas grow. Before we speak of the park's recreational opportunities, you should know that human settlement has been discovered in this park that dates back to the Paleolithic era. Bones of the extinct woolly mammoth have been found here. Also found are coins from the first century BC parts to be from the Dacian settlements of Herastrau.
Sunday afternoons, most of the city's residents retreat to this park for leisure, and yet it never feels crowded. Check out the bronze statue of Charles de Gaulle, widely known as the third ugliest statue in the city. There are also statues of other historical figures everywhere. There's an Adventure Park for kids with trails of various difficulties. there's an aquarium with hundreds of marine animals and plants. There is an open-air Summer Amphitheater. Close to the Hard Rock Cafe there will be a jetty from which boat trips can be taken out into the water. Check out the gorgeous Island of the Roses. A 6 kilometers cycling and jogging track circles the lake; during summertime cycles can be rented from the park entrance.
Hands down the best time to be at this park is during summer nights, when the local clubs all set up stages and turn the entire park into a party area.
Herastrau Park Information
- The Village Museum is found inside the park.
- The main entrance is at Piata Charles de Gaulle, near the Aviatorilor metro station.
Herastrau Park Ticket Prices
- Adventure Park: 35 lei
Herastrau Park Opening and Closing Hours
- Adventure Park: 10 am to 8 pm
- Reef Aquarium: 10am to 6pm
How To reach Herastrau Park by Public Transport
- 131, 205, 282, 330, 331, 335, 783, N113 stop Arcul de Triumf Station
- 131, 205, 331, 335, N113 stop Muzeul Satului Station
- 41, 205, 330, N113 stop Institutul Agronomic Station
By Metro: Aviatorilor Station
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Herastrau Park, Bucharest Reviews
This is the park I love the most here in Bucharest! Previously named "Herastrau" the park has gotten its new name prior the death of King Michael I, somehow I am not a big fan of this change. The park is great for all kinds of recreational sports, has some restaurants open mostly in the summer season and a few of them open all year long! Running seems to be the best sport present here! Its 7 km loop can be extended to a 9 only by getting out of it and surrounding it! Proud of this getaway place!
Very beautiful place to be with family. Nice lake, separate track for bicycles, good locations to sit and relax. A must go place in Bucharest if one likes nature.
One of the most beautiful parks in Bucharest, especially the northern part. A bit crowdy in the summer, but usual this is not disturbing your walk. Highly enjoyable in autumn, winter and spring, early in morning or late in the evening (it's a safe place, due to CCTV cameras). Enjoy the walking!
The main park of the Romanian Capital, it's also the best place for a walk in the nature. Also, you can rent a bike, stop at a terrace-pub, take a boat-ride on the lake (if it's not winter), or just relax and sit on a bench. The park allows you a comfortable escape from the asphalt jungle!
The most famous park in Bucharest. You can walk and relax, to stop and drink or eat. And of course it is perfect that Park Herastrau became Park King Michael I.