Up until a year ago, the fact that Bucharest had a river crossing made no difference to me whatsoever. Now things are completely different, as Rowmania has occupied part of the Dambovita river.
Imagine my surprise when I was walking downtown one day only to see men in black suits (one even had a laptop with him!) doing SUP or stand-up paddling; or another one canoeing like no one was watching, also in a very corporate black suit; or some courageous ladies doing SUP yoga!
The Center for Eco-Tourism was created at the initiative of former Olympic canoe champion Ivan Patzaichin with the aim of involving Bucharest people in the community and in giving a new purpose to a small part of the Dambovita river, right in front of the recently redone National Library of Romania. They also host concerts on a platform on the water and they project movies on the National Library that you can watch sitting (or balancing your act) in a canoe.
They’re open until October, so there’s plenty of time for you to come over and see Bucharest from a different perspective. No worries if you can’t really swim, like yours truly – they have life vests and the whole package for you to have an awesome experience!
Rowmania | Relaxing | Free
Bulevardul Unirii 22
Tue – Sun 08:00 – 21:00