Parcul Tineretului (Youth Park / Tineretului Park) in southern Bucharest is not the prettiest park in city but its rather wild aspect is part of its appeal, considering that with an area of 80 hectares it’s the third largest park in the capital of Romania.
Bucharest is considered the most polluted capital city in Europe, and yet it has a number of large parks, many of them built around natural lakes. Consider Parcul Herastrau, for instance, which spreads on 110 ha. Now consider that Parc de la Villette in Paris covers only 35 ha, and Parque Eduardo VII in Lisbon even less, 26 ha.
Then consider Tineretului Park. It is not only very large itself but also lies in the proximity of another city garden and a nature reserve, Parcul Carol and Parcul Natural Văcărești, which together are about the size of Parcul Tineretului.