About CAROL Park Bucharest
Carol Park was built between 1900-1906 after the French landscape architect Eduard Redont’s plans and was opened in 1906 to celebrate King Carol I’s 40-year reign. The general commissioner of the park organization was the scientist Constantin I. Istrati (1850-1918), University Professor and Academician.
The initial surface of the park was 36 hectares, and on 2 hectares a small recreation lake was made. It is designed in mixed style, on Filaretului Hill, with a landscape overview, the vegetation being located around the Central Alley. While the central alley is designed in geometrical style, the rest of the park has a landscape route with sinuous alleys, the vegetation was designed so that it creates romantic images, which are very similar to natural scenery.
Carol Park is a high artistic masterpiece, thus the central ground floor is framed by Buxus sempervirens borders and paved with roses, surrounded by linden alleys.
4.206 big trees, 5.983 pine trees, 48.215 scrubs as well as several plants and flowers were used to lay out the park.
Among the main tourist attractions there are: Cantacuzino Fountain built in neo-classical style in 1870, Giants’ Statues made by Dumitru Paciurea sculptor, Heroes’ Monument (1962), architects Horia Maicu and Vasile Cucu’s piece, Unknown Hero’s Monument, brought from Marasesti in 1991, Professor Engineer Dimitrie Leonida Technical National Museu, founded in 1909, Zodiac Fountain, The Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy and the Roman Arenas with a capacity of 5000 seats.