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Eden Garden: a bohemian hidden terrace in Bucharest

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Have you ever visited a place where you can indeed be yourself, without having to care about what other people think? Romania has several such spots. Undoubtedly, the first that comes to mind is Romania’s Black Sea party hub, Vama Veche. Coming here can sometimes feel like attending a carnival, all joyful and filled with color. One doesn’t have to venture to the coastline to feel this bohemian vibe. There is a hidden terrace in the middle of Bucharest, which resembles a tiny forest. Eden Garden is a place of friendly locals, relaxation, and techno parties

Eden Garden, Bucharest
Eden Garden, Bucharest
Calea Victoriei 107, București, România

The garden’s location

Bucharest is a loud capital. Events and parties are a day to day occurrence here. For Romania, Bucharest is the equivalent of New York, the city that never sleeps. If you go out at 4 am, you will surely find people strolling on the streets, heading from one event to another. Despite this, there are also hidden oases across the capital where one can unwind during the day, and party at night. Eden Garden is such a place. The terrace is located on the historical Calea Victoriei Street, where one can also find the George Enescu Museum, the Athenaeum, and the medieval Excalibur Restaurant.

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Finding the garden isn’t so easy. There is nothing that gives away its location. Situated in front of the garden, there is another building, camouflaging it completely. The building is called Știrbei Palace and has beautiful architecture. Eden Garden is actually the palace’s garden, but the owners of the garden and the palace are different. Once you have located Știrbei Palace, enter its yard and head to the right, going around the building. This is where you’ll find this hidden outdoor terrace

Știrbei Palace, Bucharest
Știrbei Palace, Bucharest
Calea Victoriei 107, București, România
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© Iulia Condrea

What does the garden contain?

Once inside the garden, you will notice that it is divided into different sections. On the right, there is the garden’s club, located a level lower than the rest of the garden. Straight ahead are multiple seating areas, wood being the most frequently used element. Between hundreds of trees are benches, bean bags, hammocks, and there is even sand on the ground. The lounging zone in the back is always the first to get filled. This is because it contains the most massive amount of hammocks and because there is only sand on the floor. Most people even get their shoes off and dip their toes into the sand to feel like at the seaside.  

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Visitors can also find a fresh bar and a food court inside the garden, besides the 3 regular bars. In addition to the alcoholic drinks, guests can also have non-alcoholic beverages like cocktails, smoothies, milkshakes, and freshly squeezed fruit juice. The food changes weekly and is always light and delicious

The garden’s timetable

If this garden terrace with a club has caught your eye, then know that it is open from 1 pm to 2 am. The year-round schedule mostly depends on the weather, since it’s an outdoor terrace. Usually, the entire garden opens in June and closes in November. The garden's club has a heated terrace which is open all year round. The cold is chased away through dancing on techno music, wine, and friendly banter.

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© Iulia Condrea

The delightful music and ambiance make this bohemian hidden terrace in central Bucharest a favored destination for the youth and people of all ages. Eden Garden combines relaxation with fun in a surprising environment. At Eden, you can get away from the bustle of the city, while also being steps away from the main attractions of the capital.


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Iulia Condrea

Iulia Condrea

Hi! My name is Iulia and I'm from Romania. Being a teacher, I try to explore a new country in a way that will enable me to share its beauty with others, once I am back. I consider myself a storyteller, and I wish to take you on a virtual journey through Romania, so that you may discover its hidden treasures.

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