BUCHAREST NATURAL DELTA

BUCHAREST FIRST NATURAL URBAN PARK

Bucharest Natural Delta, known as Vacaresti Natural Park, a wild place in the middle of the capital of Romania, became officially protected as natural area on May,11, 2016, due to a Government decision. Thus, it has become the first natural urban park in Bucharest.

DELTA IN BUCHAREST

Delta Bucharest is the first natural urban park in the capital of Romania
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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania, Vacaresti Natural Delta
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Description: Delta in Bucharest is the perfect place to relax. We found it more peaceful than any park in the Romanian capital

GET TO BUCHAREST DELTA

Bucharest Natural Delta is in district 4 of the Romanian capital, between Vacaresti Avenue, Oltenitei Street and Dambovita. See the map at the end of the post. Actually, the river Dambovita is one of the reasons the great project about this area didn’t work. It was the communist period and the regime thought it was a good idea to built an huge defense system against floods for Bucharest. And Vacaresti area, or Bucharest Delta as it is known now, was part of the plan. It wouldn’t work.

NEAR BUCHAREST DELTA

Near Bucharest Delta is the Mihai Bravu Bridge and Dambovita River
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Description: Bucharest Delta is near Mihai Bravu Bridge

The best way to get to Bucharest Delta is to follow a complex of blocks of flats near the tram station at Asmita Garden. There are about 6 or 7 high blocks near the bridge and an alley from there. You can also get a bottle of water, or a coffee and beer from a shop nearby. From here, you are on your own.

ENTRANCE TO BUCHAREST DELTA VACARESTI

Entrance to Bucharest Delta Romania

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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania, Vacaresti Natural Delta
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Description: The entrance to Bucharest Natural Delta is at Asmita Garden blocks, near Mihai Bravu Bridge

A BUCHAREST AROUND NATURE

Bucharest is actually around this protected natural area called Bucharest Delta. It’s a whole natural area inside the biggest city of Romania and an alley to guide through this beautiful jungle. There are also points where you can read and learn more about the place: 7 panels were installed by the Association of the Natural Park Vacaresti. It’s about 7 areas of interest, like birds, natural lakes, reptiles, otter homes. The access is free and you can, also, ask for a tour with the Association.

DELTA AND BLOCKS OF FLATS IN BUCHAREST

Delta Bucharest around blocks of flats
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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania, Vacaresti Natural Delta
Date Uploaded:2017-24-09
Description: The most amazing thing in Bucharest Delta is that you can see the blocks of flats nearby. The civilization is at 15 minutes walking and, yet, you are in the wild

GUIDE FOR BUCHAREST NATURAL DELTA

A guide to Bucharest Delta you will find at every corner, you only need to explore
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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania, Vacaresti Natural Delta
Date Uploaded:2017-24-09
Description: Thank you for reading our post. This is the complete guide for Bucharest and a guide for you to visit Bucharest Natural Delta

NATURE WON IN BUCHAREST DELTA

There has been 20 years while the entire area was abandoned. The authorities didn’t know that underground, springs were just about to come out. Thus, soon, new trees appeared, new flowers, new lakes and an entire fauna replaced the deserted area, which nobody wanted. The problem was it was inside the city. Why none could build something there? Because, on this Bucharest Delta it is all about the underground water sources. Then a rare kind of otter was found in the area, which meant the environment was safe and clean, and the whole project of this protected area started.

FISHING FORBIDDEN IN BUCHAREST DELTA

Fishing is forbidden in Bucharest Delta
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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania, Vacaresti Natural Delta
Date Uploaded:2017-24-09
Description: You are not allowed to fish in the Bucharest Natural Delta. There is an observation point nearby and you might need to talk to police if you do it

HOW THE NATURAL DELTA BUCHAREST APPEARED

It was in 2011, when a visit of the Romanian ministry of Environment with the ministry of Environment of Argentina, Claudio Paladino and other members or the United Nations took place at Vacaresti Bucharest Delta. A similar project had been developed in Argentina and that was a great example for the Romanian authorities. It took 5 years for the area to be declared protected, despite the real estate interests. It happened just like in the situation of the PEOPLE SALVATION CATHEDRAL which ought to have been built in CAROL PARK. Now, it is near the ROMANIAN PARLIAMENT and should soon be finished.

NATURAL AREA IN BUCHAREST

NATURAL AREA VACARESTI IN BUCHAREST

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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania, Vacaresti Natural Delta
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Description: One half and an hour you need to walk around the Bucharest Natural Delta. If you want to relax and spend some time inside, take about 3 hours

WHAT TO SEE IN BUCHAREST DELTA

Along the area, you can see all kind of strange species of mammals, from field mouse and weasel to the big lake frog and to Lacerta agilisAnd also the common snake to be found in every or around every house in Romania and in Bucharest and around. Don’t worry, you will never find such a snake in your hotel room in Bucharest.

WHAT TO SEE IN DELTA VACARESTI BUCHAREST

WHAT TO SEE IN DELTA VACARESTI BUCHAREST

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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania, Vacaresti Natural Delta
Date Uploaded:2017-24-09
Description: You can see birds, fish, turtles, flowers and a mix of factories, block of flats and nature you have never seen before in Bucharest Natural Delta Vacaresti

NATURAL BEAUTY IN BUCHAREST DELTA

Bucharest Delta Natural Beauty lake
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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania, Vacaresti Natural Delta
Date Uploaded:2017-24-09
Description: Lakes with trees and birds are all over the place in Bucharest Natural Delta which is an area protected by law since 2016

NATURAL SPACE FOR BIRDS IN BUCHCAREST

 

Natural space for birds in Vacaresti Park Bucharest

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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania, Vacaresti Natural Delta
Date Uploaded:2017-24-09
Description: In Bucharest Natural Delta there are all kind of birds. You usually don’t see them, but you can hear their voice if you focus

THE PROJECT OF BUCHAREST NATURAL DELTA

Hundreds of families were moved and their homes were destroyed after a law signed by the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1988 in Bucharest Vacaresti area. He decided to start the works for a great hydrological complex for the rivers nearby to protect the capital against flooding. This part of Bucharest, yet, remained a no-men’s-land after the revolution in 1989. In 2000, an Australian citizen talked to the Romanian Government and won a bid for a project to civilize the area. He wanted to build casinos, a hippodrome, a hotel, a conference hall and blocks of flats. The project failed too, and the old communist project would soon be conquered by nature.

 

OLD PROJECT OF DELTA BUCHAREST

Old communist project for Bucharest Natural Delta
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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania, Vacaresti Natural Delta
Date Uploaded:2017-24-09
Description: Vacaresti Delta in Bucharest was meant to be something else. It was part of a large system of lakes designed by Nicolae Ceausescu, but if failed do to nature

In 2017, authorities built a 8 km long track for cyclists. Bucharest Natural Delta is a great place to spend some time in nature, to enjoy fresh air, read a book into the wild, take pictures of the lakes and birds and other let’s say residents which wouldn’t talk to much, or, simply, find peace.

 

PEACE IN THE MIDDLE OF BUCHAREST

Peace and silence in Bucharest Natural Delta
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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania, Vacaresti Natural Delta
Date Uploaded:2017-24-09
Description: There are places in Bucharest Natural Delta Vacaresti so pleasant and silent, so that you can’t believe you are in the center of a capital of an European country

BUCHAREST NATURAL DELTA MAP