Romania // Bucharest //

The Cretulescu Church and Cismigiu Park

Standing opposite the Senate, the eighteenth-century Crețulescu Church is the city’s most celebrated historic building. Badly damaged during the 1989 fighting, but now handsomely restored, it fronts a tangle of streets wending west towards Cişmigiu Park, Bucharest’s oldest, containing a boating lake, playgrounds, summer terrace cafés and animated chess-players.