Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Balchik

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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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  • One of the most impressively beautiful places I have ever seen. The Gardens and the Palace (although I would name it Mansion or Villa considering its dimensions) are breathtaking. Full of history, gra...  more »
  • This garden, and the sea, and the sun. Oh my God, this place is paradise. I visited it in May. Maybe it's less nice during the tourist season, but I fell in love with it. It's definitely worth going.  more »
  • Very nice garden, lots of plants, good for walking. Interesting wine selection at their stores. The palace itself is small and quaint, but the gardens are worth it!  more »