Cismigiu Park is located in the downtown of Bucharest. This is the oldest and the most beautiful park in Bucharest, it covers about 17 hectares, with entrances on three major roads: Boulevard Regina Elisabeta, Boulevard Schitu Magureanu and Stirbei Voda. The plans of the park were developed by the Viennese architect HW Meyer, Cismigiu garden today was inaugurated on March 22, 1860.
The name of the garden derives from the name of the person who took care of all the fountains of the city: Cismigiu, who lived near the park. The terraces, restaurants, children playgrounds, a lake where is possible to boat, all are located in a natural setting of great beauty. A corner of the park is dedicated to the memory of the great Roman poets and writers. In this place there are carved stone busts of Mihai Eminescu, Caragiale, Alan Rebreanu, etc.. But the history of this place begins in 1779 when the Romanian ruler, Alexander Ypsilanti ordered to build two fountains to get water to drink. From here, probably comes the name of the park from the fountains just because the chief work had the title of "Grand Cismigiu" - meaning more than fountains.
The planning work began under the Viennese architect Friedrich Wilhelm Meyer. Those days there was a place with ponds, reeds and rushes. The start of the work disappeared and their place is a public garden with walkways and a fountain in the center. The park was inaugurated in 1854 when it was completely finished and the surface was enlarged. Cismigiu includes a large French garden in the west, Ronda Roman Writers and a rose garden (to the north), three lakes and an island, a boat dock where you can rent boats. Undoubtedly the loved park is a place not only in Bucharest, but everyone stops here even briefly.
By Romanelli Ana
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Bucharest is the capital of Romania from 1861, as well as the main economical and cultural center of the country. Located on the river Dymbovitsa, Bucharest is situated in the south-eastern Romania. The surroundings of the city are unusually picturesque. In addition to the rivers, the capital of Romania is in the northern part of the frames of the chain of lakes and in the center of the city there is an artificial lake Cismigiu. It is surrounded by manicured parks and gardens. Interestingly, Bucharest, like Rome, is built on seven hills. Probably because of the hills, the altitude area of Bucharest, which is about 226 km, ranges from 55.8 to 91.5 meters.
The capital of Romania is home to more than 2 million inhabitants and 9% of all are Romanians. Before the Second World War the city was built in the style of bozar as its boulevards reminded Paris. If is Bucharest a modern city, let its residents and tourists decide, but the fact that the architecture of this city is beautiful and unique is an indisputable fact.
In Bucharest there are a lot of interesting sights and only some of the most famous will be described here. A popular tourist destination is the set of the Prince's Palace (Curtea Domneasca). This is the old center of Bucharest, you can see the oldest building in Bucharest and the princely church. Generally, in Bucharest, you can see the whole chain of Orthodox churches of the XVII-XVIII centuries, each in its own way beautiful. Among the monuments and statues that adorn the city, the most famous equestrian statue of Michael the Brave and the governor Mioritsa Fountain, tells the touching legend of the same lamb. Having been in Romania, do not forget to visit the Palace and the Palace of the Parliament Kretulesku, as well as the Romanian Athenaeum , in a building where the Philharmonic is now. The most famous theater in Bucharest is the National Theatre, comedy, opera and ballet. The most popular Romanian museums, of course, are located in Bucharest. This is the Museum of Art, the Museum of the village, the largest museum in the world and the Museum of History of Romania.
Bucharest can be beautiful and attractive to visit if you know its true treasures. Ignore congestion and you will find a cosmopolitan city, with numerous museums, beautiful buildings, luxury shops and parks filled with greenery.
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