Bucharest's oldest public gardens are located in the center of Bucharest. These are the Cișmigiu Gardens (Grădina Cişmigiu), 160,000 square meters in size. They were built in 1845 and were designed by the German architect Karl Mayer. Cișmigiu Gardens are decorated in a well-kept English style. They offer large and rich expanses in lawns, flowers, sculptures and more than 30,000 trees scattered in the surrounding green space.
Children will find a lot of interest here in the various attractions. There is a cruise in the lake, chess on special tables, playgrounds and places where birds can be fed. Also note the sculpture area, where the greatest Romanian poets and writers are sculpted.
In the park there are also various monuments, dedicated to the French and American soldiers who died during the liberation of the city from the occupiers, during World War I and again in World War II.
In the center of the garden you will find a large artificial lake, where you can sail in boats, between swans and pelicans. In the winter, when the big lake freezes, it becomes an ice skating rink.