In the very center of Bucharest there is a place where
one can take a break from Bucharest for a few hours. Cismigiu is located close to Universitatii Square, across the
City Hall building. It is Bucharest's oldest park and a great place to stroll and enjoy the peace that one can feel
finding such a place in the middle of a hectic city. Among the lawns and trees and the winding paths you'll find a
lake with rowboat rentals, a beer garden, a playground for children, a chess area where old people play tournaments
and plenty of park benches for relaxing and people watching. Sometimes there are Sunday concerts at the gazebo.
Cismigiu was first designed and laid out in 1830 by the German landscape architect Carl Meyer, on the commision of
Prince Gheorghe Bibescu, but it wasn't completed until 1860. More than 30,000 trees and plants were brought in from
the Romanian mountains to be planted on the 17 hectares park. Address: Blvd Regina Elisabeta.