The Dendrological Park can be found in the small town of Buziaș. This town is only about 34 km away from the Romanian city of Timișoara. The dendrological park has a surface of over 20 ha and back in 1839 it was declared a spa due to the mineral springs found in the area.
There are a couple of wells from where you can get mineral water. One is located in the park, close to the ruins of Baia 2. The other one, can be found right next to the edge of the park, close to the hotel Timis.
During my last trip to Buziaș, the entire park was under construction. Hopefully in the near future, the park will regain it’s former beauty.
The Covered Colonnades
Below you will see some photos which were taken inside the dendrological park where you are able to see some wooden covered colonnades which were built in Turkish-Byzantine style. The original colonnades where actually built on the request of Emperor Franz Joseph I and it’s the main attraction in the park.
One of the oldest tree in the park
In the dendrological park you will find many species of trees, the most common is the plane tree (Platanus). In the photo below you will find a tree which was planted in 1812.
The Bazar Villa
Right behind the oldest plane tree you will find the beautiful Bazar villa which was a spa hotel in the past.
At the Airpot
On the edge of the park you will find a place called the Airport where you will find some examples of old airplanes. The largest plane in a Soviet Lisunov LI-2 which is actually a copy of the famous American Douglas DC3 aka “Dakota”. According to some older stories, the plane has belonged to the former communist president Gheorghiu Dej.
Between those two large planes you will find the control tower.
The second plane is also from the Soviet era, this is actually an Antonov AN-2 bi-plane and it was used as a utility plane in agriculture.