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Herastrau Park, Bucharest

(4.7/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
Walk, cycle, jog, take a boat ride on the lake, or just sit in one of the quiet, shady corners of Herastrau Park. The park was laid out in the 1930s on the lakeshore, which had been the favorite promenade for the city's rich since the late 19th century. Today you'll find numerous attractions, including an open-air village museum, a royal palace, an old-fashioned fairground, an aquarium, a summer theater, and many small pavilions hosting art exhibits. Walk its alleyways lined with roses, old trees, water fountains, and benches. As you walk, notice the park's many sculptures representing statesmen, artists, poets, and fictional characters, such as Prince Charming. Explore summer terraces on the lakeshore, visit the tennis courts, rent a bike, or stop for a bite to eat. The park also features a memorial to Michael Jackson. Make Herastrau Park a centerpiece of your Bucharest vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bucharest trip itinerary builder.
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  • A very suitable place for nature walks. It has a fairly large lake where you can ride by boat or water sports. The park is clean and neat layout with an interesting landscape. From here you can visit ...  more »
  • Lovely huge park with bike paths, ideal for hiking. I think this is best visited in the spring and beyond that you are all blooming. The greatest extent covered by Lake.
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  • it has everything you would want - museum nearby, nature, boats, restaurants (especially the eastern part)