Bucharest in changing and becoming more and more friendly. There are some ‘landmarks’ of this change and the Kiseleff area is one of them This has served as a pilot area for putting sports and games back out in public space every weekend.
Once a forest, this park from the north of Bucharest was designed by the same landscape architect as Cismigiu Park, around 1850.
Kiseleff Park was designed after the Kiseleff Boulevard was built in 1832, under the close guidance of Karl Wilhelm Mayer (the director of the Imperial Gardens of Vienna and also the landscaper who had been in charge of arranging the Cismigiu Garden, demanded by ruler G. Bibescu).
Kiseleff Park is a vivid urban park of 31, 690 square meters. Inside the park, there are several statues of some cultural icons: Nicolae Leonard, Ovid, Barbu Stefanescu Delavrancea. On the pedestal of the former statue of King Ferdinand there is now the statue of the Iranian poet and astronomer Hakim Omar Khayyam. Also, the park is home of the complex of statues made by Romanian sculptor George Apostu. In the year of 2000, the park has been enhanced with a new element: Monumentul Infanteriei Romane (The Monument of the Romanian Infantry), made out of bronze, by Romanian sculptor Ioan Bolborea.
Kisellef Park is a green oasis of freshness, a quiet garden animated once in a while by fairs, events, concerts or expositions. Those who enjoy moving in the fresh air may rent bicycles in the rental point in the park. As you bike along the street towards Victoriei square remember to watch your sides. Beautiful neo-romanian style palaces combined with different embassies and french style buildings give it a contrast look that has to be seen on a slow pace.
HOW TO GET THERE
Metro: Victory Square on the Blue line
Bus: 205, 300, 381
Night lines: N113