Herăstrău Park

Opened in 1939

Herăstrău ParkThe Herăstrău Park (Parcul Herăstrău) is a large park in the northern part of the city. The park was founded in 1936 next to the Herăstrău Lake.

The Herăstrău Embarkment in the 30s
The Herăstrău Embarkment in the 40’s

Before the park was founded, there was a marshy area in its place that was drained between 1930-1935. The park was opened in may 1939, as the largest park in Bucharest at that time.

In 1951, the park was expanded and aquired its present size of 187 ha.

Herăstrău Park in 1986
Herăstrău Park in 1986

The Herăstrău Park had many names throughout the 20th century. Originally it was called Parcul Național (National Park), later it received the name Parcul Carol al II-lea and during the communism, the park was called Parcul I.V. Stalin, because of the Stalin statue at its entrace.

In 1936, Dimitrie Gusti founded next to the Herăstrău Lake the Village Museum (Muzeul Satului), which still exists.

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  1. Wonderful Park

    I always visit the Herăstrău Park when I am in Bucharest. It is easy accessible by metro. The park offers you many opportunities, you can go around and enjoy the nature, you can rent a bike or even a boat, you can eat better than anywhere in Bucharest or you can walk over to Dimitrie Gusti Village Museum, where you can find out more about Romanian traditions.

    The Herăstrău Park, the biggest park in Bucharest, is certainly a must-see when you are in the city.

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