I’ve seen this place transform ever since my childhood and I keep coming back to it. It’s a rare oasis of fresh air and quietness in our busy city.
I end up pretty often in Circus Park (Parcul Circului) mostly because I live close by and it’s the perfect spot for my morning run or dog walk. I also come here when I just wanna sit on a bench (there are plenty of those here) and have coffee or a snack, read a book, or even have a picnic with my loved ones. For coffee, I recommend trying BeanToCup (nice desserts as well) and you can also get some tasty food from Circus Pub and Circus Donner – everything just across the street from the park.
In the middle of the park, you will find a lake filled with Egyptian Lotuses – a spectacular sight when blooming during summer – and also local fauna, fish, wild ducks… even a few turtles. If you keep your eyes peeled you’ll spot some totem sculptures on some of the old trees in the park and if you’re in luck some squirrels!
There are all kinds of events happening in this park: yoga classes, dog meets/shows and of course the State Circus (the main building naming the park) occasional shows. I’ll never get bored of this little green oasis.