Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Balchik
(4.4/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
King Ferdinand of Romania commissioned Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik for his wife, Queen Marie, in 1926. Its architecture is a blend of Balkan and Asian styles. The main building's minaret tops a Christian chapel. The park's collection of large cactus species was the second of its kind in Europe and features flowers brought from various parts of the world. Other attractions include residential villas, a smoking hall, wine cellar, monastery, holy spring, water mill, and chapel. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola spent 11 days at the palace shooting scenes of “Youth Without Youth.” Work out when and for how long to visit Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik and other Balchik attractions using our handy Balchik trip itinerary builder.
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  • The Castle Park of Balchik is situated in several terraces directly on the Black Sea coast. The location is fantastic and the Park is fantastic. There's own sources and even a waterfall, as well as countless different plants. Although we start the Park visited December and not in the spring when all the plants bloom, were we impressed and very enthusiastic.
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  • Garden combined with ancient buildings creates an extraordinary atmosphere. Even the late fall in this garden you feel as if in another world. In the garden there is a free wine tasting Hall.
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  • A really nice place. Many cacti and many beautiful flowers. Great story about the site and what a view.
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