The Carol I Park, also referred to as the Carol Park or the Liberty Park, is one of the oldest parks in Bucharest. Due to its age and patrimony of attractions sheltered here, the park was declared a historical monument in 2004. The name of the venue comes from the fact it was inaugurated in a festal moment, on the occasion of celebrating 40 years of reign of King Carol I. Given the amplitude and importance of the event, the park was laid out with plenty of sculptural and decorative works. Some of them have managed to survive, while others (fewer, if truth be told) were lost.

The construction works started in 1900, but the park officially opened in 1906, materializing the concrete expression of the design conceived by Eduard Redont, a French landscape designer. Back then, the park stretched on a surface of 36 hectares, and the vegetal patrimony consisted of thousands of species of trees, shrubs and flowers.

However, highlights refer to several decorative and architectural assemblies, of which the most notable are the Roman Arenas, the Monument to the Unknown Hero, the Zodiac Fountain, the Giants and the George Grigorie Cantacuzino Fountain. The Carol I Park is also fitted with benches and laid out with alleys visitors can explore at leisure while enjoying the refreshing greenery of the venue. Green spaces and colorful flower beds brighten the place, blending in perfectly with the set.

The Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy, as well as the Bucharest Astronomical Obeservatory are located within the Carol Park, complementing, next to the Dimitrie Leonida Technical Museum and with the small lake in the center of the park the sightseeing opportunities one can delight in exploring. On top of that, the Youth Park is located just across the street, which is nice to take into account by people who want to explore in depth the green outdoors of Bucharest.

Name:
Carol I Park (Parcul Carol I / Parcul Libertăţii)
Address:
Calea Şerban Vodă, Bucharest, Romania

Calea Şerban Vodă, Bucharest, Romania

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