Herastrau Park (Parcul Herăstrău in Romanian) is the largest park in Bucharest, located in the leafy northern part of the city. It is one of the most beautiful parks in the Romanian capital.
Herastrau Park occupies 110 hectares of what used to be marshland before the area was drained in the 1930s. The park itself was opened in 1936. Beautiful trees – poplars, willows, maple trees, ash trees, linden trees -- surround a lake where you can go paddle boating. The alley around the lake is 6 km long. That’s about 3.7 miles. It’s a great distance for an hour and a half of leisurely walking, and you can also stop at the various restaurants and enjoy their fare indoors or out in the sun.
See below for a few photos from my walk in the park yesterday, as well as a short video I made today by stitching together three very small clips.