Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Balchik

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#1 of 161 in Museums in Bulgaria
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.” Arrange your visit to Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik and discover more family-friendly attractions in Balchik using our Balchik journey planning website .
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  • Beautiful garden with a lovely view of the Black Sea, beautiful variety of flowers, I recommend coming here if you are visiting the coast of Bulgaria.  more »
  • Very beautiful place for leisurely walks and beautiful photo. It is advisable to go in cloudy weather or after lunch, when not hot. The ticket costs about € 4 cheap, but you can visit the free tastings and buy fine wine!
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  • Beautiful gardens. Great place to visit in June - August as a couple. You will need about 4 hours to visit the whole Gardens.  more »
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