There’s a saying that goes pretty much like this: “you don’t get to appreciate something until after you don’t have it anymore”. I used to work 300 meters away from this park, yet I never knew what I was missing out on. And since the wheel goes round in life, luckily I eventually got there.
Slightly off the central area, the park is named after Romania’s King Carol (Charles) I and it also hosts the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arenele Romane (Roman Arenas) – a place for open-air shows. It’s a really nice green oasis that you can enjoy if you want to breathe a little after walking around the capital. It surrounds a small lake that you can also enjoy in ”vintage” boats; if land is more your thing and you have your roller blades or skateboard with you, then you’ll definitely feel at home there.
It tends to get a little bit crowded on weekends, especially with fine weather, but this will just give you the chance to see the locals “off duty”: walking, playing with their kids, riding a bike or just enjoying a coffee or a beer on one of the several terraces across the park, or just listening to the sound of a small waterfall – all with the People’s Palace on the horizon.
Tip for you, Spotted by Locals lovers: the sunset in the park is absolutely stunning!