If you need to withdraw from the hustle and bustle of the city for a while, the Grădina Cișmigiu might be your place of choice. It was the first garden created in București (in 1860) and includes a long-stretched lake and a lot of alleys to walk through. The trees have been partially imported from Vienna by the German garden engineer who designed this oasis.
Here you can relax and observe the public life, people strolling around, talking, playing. The garden once included a small zoo and throughout the area you’ll find statues of Romanian poets. If you’re into architecture: at the southern end you’ll discover the town hall in Neo-Romanian style and at the northern end the Palatul Crețulescu is located, today seat of the UNESCO.