Get your share of energy in Herăstrău Park
Whether you want to enjoy a picnic in the Japanese Garden, admire the statues sprinkled on the shady alleys, take a walk through the Rose Garden, or cool off with a cold lemonade on the lake shore, you can do it all in Herăstrău Park (officially called King Mihai I of Romania Park). Opened in 1936, the park offers almost 200 hectares of green space and was designed by architects Ernest Pinard and Friedrich Rebhuhn. The latter took care of the landscaping part, while the alleys were designed by a third architect, Octav Doicescu. A walk through Herăstrău Park can be completed with a detour to the Arc de Triomphe, one of the representative monuments of Bucharest, or by a visit to the Village Museum, to discover fragments of Romania from another time.
Enjoy the view at Unirii Square Fountains show
Built in 1987, the fountains in Unirii Square have become in recent years one of the main attractions of the city, following the restoration works started in 2015 and completed after about three years. In 2019, the urban fountains in Bucharest spread over 1.4 kilometres and with a water area of 16,200 square metres, received the title of The Longest Row of Synchronized Choreographic Fountains in the World from the World Record Academy. In the warm season evenings, visitors can admire the dynamic shows lasting up to 45 minutes.
Discover the architecture of Bucharest on Calea Victoriei
From anywhere you start your walk on Calea Victoriei, one of the most beautiful boulevards in the city, you will be surprised by spectacular buildings and a fresh combination of old and new. It is bordered, among others, by the CEC Palace, the Romanian Athenaeum, and the George Enescu National Museum – also known as the Cantacuzino Palace, once the host of the most spectacular balls given by high society, currently closed for restoration work. For a complete experience on Calea Victoriei, don't miss a selfie in front of the Athenaeum and a delicious gelato from the myriad of boutiques with goodies that have filled it in recent years.
Today part of the European Heritage, the ”instagrammable” Athenaeum has unique architecture, conceived by Albert Galleron, with a combination of neoclassical and electric styles reminding of the Ionian temples of the sunny Greece. The central elements are, without a doubt, the impressive dome and the eight composite columns. Constructed with the help of funds raised from the people and completed in the winter of 1888, the building has a capacity of almost 800 seats. The CEC Palace, designed by the French architect Paul Gottereau and built under the supervision of the Roman architect Ion Socolescu, is not inferior either, as it is one of the most imposing buildings of the city.
Try an urban experience at One Floreasca City
And because any visiting day should include a gourmet experience, you can delight your taste buds with a stop at One Floreasca City. We chose this place because, in addition to the multitude of restaurants and cafes from which you can choose the most suitable option, you will also be able to admire how the city is reborn through contemporary design projects and premium facilities, such as this mixed-use development, which includes both a residential component – One Mircea Eliade and an office building – One Tower. The range of culinary options includes tasty meals served by Meat2Eat, tapas that you can try at Elephante, with a glass of champagne, and appetizing desserts that catch your eye behind the window at Mara Mura.