Designed in 1845 by the German landscape architect Carl Meyer, the garden opened to the public in 1860.
The name, Cismigiu, comes from the Turkish “cesme”, meaning “public fountain”. More than 30,000 trees and plants were brought from the Romanian mountains, while exotic plants were imported from the botanical gardens in Vienna.
Cismigiu is Bucharest’s oldest park and a great place to stroll and enjoy a break from the hectic city.
What you can do in Cismigiu?
The park is so diverse that you can just explore and we garantee that you’ll be amazed. From stone structures, imitating caves and wild waterfalls, to hidden gardens, peacocks, children playgrounds and cafes, the park has plenty of things to see.
Great for children, dogs and chess players.
Cismigiu has special zones for children. Right in the middle of the park you will find a nice playground in a safe area. Close to the playground there’s a chess players zone, with tables and benches where, everyday at any hour you can find some chess mate to play with. If you are a senior in Bucharest and love playing chess, well there’s your spot. Also great chance to meet locals and hear some storries.
If by any chance you’re traveling with your dog, than Cismigiu has a special dog zone, where you can let him free and play with other dogs without disturbing anyone.
Have some lunch and a nice coffee.
The park has plenty of nice cafees and restaurants inside and around it. So if you’re tired of walking and strolling the city all day long, Cismigiu Park it’s a great place to relax, have a coffee and enjoy a nice meal.