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Herastrau Park, Bucharest
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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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  • Even if you don't like parks you will love this one. Huge, well preserved, with many options in activities. Great! 
  • Unfortunately at the time I was there the Park was completely bare and covered by a thin layer of snow so I couldn't fully enjoy, but it's worth getting there whereas, at its core, has both a Village Museum that the Hard Rock Cafe.
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  • It was one of the places to visit in Romania, a vast park that will take over 2 hours to come back. Caution! Is too big to do fast walk. Better get a bike and pay attention to is good weather!
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