PALAS PARK

The PALAS ensemble is not only a place to shop in, but also a special destination for spending leisure time in the middle of nature.

Laid out on the location of the former Garden of the Royal Court, which featured then an oriental style, the present garden maintains elements similar to those dating back to the time of the fitting-out works made by Vasile Lupu, such as the circular lake and a footbridge closed with a gazebo, situated on the place of the Middle-Ages basin fountain.

The central axis of the park was conceived especially to create a splendid panoramic viewpoint featuring the Palace of Culture. Thus, for the first time the worth of the Southern side of said edifice will be honored through the vegetation ranged in stairs, the water reflective surfaces and waterfalls. The stairs on the slope, which lead the visitors towards the Palace of Culture, are bordered with monumental stone balustrades aiming to reinforce the architecture of this symbolic landmark building.

The landscape of the garden will be supplemented by the artesian wells, squares, covered with grass, wide areas meant for promenade and relaxation.

Approximately 50,000 shrubs and bushes, as well as 1.000 trees, all acclimatized, form a true “green lung” for the entire Palas area but also for the neighboring ones.

The trees, shrubs and bushes were especially chosen to create, in every component of the Palas Garden, a visual chromatic performance throughout the four seasons. Many of these plants represent a premiere not only for Iaşi but also for the North-Western region, namely species such as Hamamelis, Metasequoia, Liquidambar (orthe sweetgum tree), Oxydendron, Davidia and Parotia. Other trees, having important heights, are the chestnuts, the black Austrian pines, lime trees, red oaks, beech trees, Japanese wisteria, hornbeams, larch trees, fir trees, golden willows. The medium height trees are different color maples, Ginkgo Biloba (trees laid out on an entire alley), silver spruces, magnolias, ornamental pear trees, as well as pyramidal oaks. Among the shrubs and bushes species we can mention Berberis, Viburnum, lilacs, mahogany, dwarf pines, junipers, and Cornus. Under the trees and even the shrubs, but also on wide open areas, flowers such as azaleas, hydrangeas, roses, daffodils and lilies will be planted.

The areas between the buildings of the Palas urban development ensemble will also be decorated with large planters and fitted out with resting places, and some of the buildings have their roofs covered with vegetation.