A gorgeous splash of green in a city of architectural wonders, Herastrau Park is a fabulous place to relax and soak up a little nature. This glorious park encompasses an amazing 187 hectares in Bucharest and is a favoured place by local and tourists alike – especially on sunny days.
The park surrounds the lovely Herastrau Lake and is so large that it is possible to find a quiet spot even on the busiest sunny afternoon.
Fun days out at Herastrau Park
The park was first conceived in 1930 and it took another six years to take on the shape that is now familiar today. Transforming the marsh area surrounding a natural lake, Herastrau Park created a fashionable promenade for Bucharest’s finest. A Village Museum – a stunning collection of outdoor exhibits depicting many of the Balkan's most famous buildings – was also constructed within the park grounds and this remains one of its most popular attractions today.
Other unmissable attractions at Herastrau Park include its Reef Aquarium, which is home to more than 300 different types of marine life, and the excellent open-air summer theatre. Visitors can also enjoy boat trips on the lake during summer months and there are often lovely art exhibitions to be found in the park's many small pavilions.
Discovering the beauty of Herastrau Park
Herastrau Park is the perfect place to while away a sunny few hours while waiting to see a performance at the nearby National Opera House. All visitors to the city should put aside some time to discover this gem of a park.
Visitors staying at the five-star Radisson Blu Hotel, Bucharest will be perfectly placed to take a stroll along Herastrau Park and view its many attractions for themselves.