Useful information

Herăstrău Park

The Herastrau Park is located in the Northern part of the city of Bucharest and is the largest park in Bucharest, with an area of approx. 110 ha. The Herastrau Park is delimited by the Prezan Constantin Blvd, Aviatorilor Blvd. - Nordului Road - Elena Vacarescu St., - Bucharest-Ploiesti Road, - Kiseleff Road.

The Herastrau Lake has an area of approximately 74 h, and the alley that surrounds the Herastrau Lake is 5.92 km long. The park comprises the Expo Flora area, the Rose Island, the Plopilor Island and the Japanese Garden, organized in 1998 with the assistance of the Embassy of Japan in Romania and of the Commemorative Foundation of the World Japanese Exhibition

Nowadays, the Herastrau Park includes, among its attractions, a summer theater, exhibition pavilions, sailing and sport clubs, cafes, clubs and restaurant, a hotel and many other facilities. The Herastrau has tree vegetation formed of willows, poplars, maple trees, ash trees and lime trees. The Herastrau Park is used for leisure activities, sport fishing, nautical sports and sailing. It is the ideal place to practice almost any kind of sport and includes areas dedicated to relaxation and culture and areas meant for sport and fun.


Means of transportation

   •   bus: 131, 282, 301 330, 331, 361, 385 (Charles de Gaulle Station), 131, 205, 330,
       331, 335, 282, 361 (Arcul de Triumf Station), 131, 205, 330, 331, 335, 361 (Muzeul
       Satului Station), 105, 148, 149, 261, 330, 331, 361, 304 (Piaţa Presei Station), 131,
       205, 261, 335 (Gara Băneasa Station), 131, 205, 261, 335 (Pod Băneasa Station),
       783 (Arcul de Triumf Station) and Bucharest City Tour
   •   tram: 41 şi 42 (Piaţa Presei Station)
   •   subway: the 2nd line (Aviatorilor Station)

The Alley of the Caryatides

The "Alley of the Caryatids" was conceived by the sculptor Constantin Baraschi in 1939 and consists of 20 statutes made of artificial stone, 10 statutes on each side of the alley, representing peasant women from the Muscel and Mehedinti areas, carrying jugs on their heads. There are also two of the arms of the City of Bucharest placed here, made of bronze - the one from 1879 and the current one. The ensemble of statutes was redone by the sculptor Ionel Stoicescu in 2005 after the original statutes were destroyed in the 50s.

Means of transportation

   •   bus: 131, 282, 301 330, 331, 361, 385 (Charles de Gaulle Station) and Bucharest
       City Tour
   •   subway: the 2nd line (Aviatorilor Station)

The „Dimitrie Gusti” National Village Museum

The "Dimitrie Gusti" National Village Museum

Address: 28-30 Kiseleff Road, sector 1, Post Code 011347, Bucharest, Romania

Useful telephones: (+40) 021.317.91.03; (+40) 021.317.91.06; (+40) 021.317.91.10; (+40) 021.319.25.36; (+40) 0720.220.132;
Telephone / fax: (+40) 021.317.90.68


Visiting hours - outdoor:
Monday: 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday - Sunday : 09:00 - 19:00

The visitors access through Mioriţa gate (the Herăstrău Park entrance) is allowed only on Saturday and Sunday between 10:00 - 18:00

Visiting hours - "Gheorghe Focşa" exhibition hall
Monday, Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

•   preschool children
•   veterans
•   disabled people
•   museum professionals
•   employees of Ministry of Culture, Cults and National Heritage
•   employees of National Institute of Research for Conservation and Restoration
•   romanian scholarship owners pupils and students who study outside romanian borders

Means of transportation

   •   bus: 131, 205, 330, 331, 335, 361 (Muzeul Satului Station) and Bucharest City Tour