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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  • Nice, beautifull and quite place but a little bit expensive especially for local people! You can spend half even full day out there. Was a bit tight with parking. 
  • Wonderful place from May to October. Different flowers during the year round. Outstanding view over the see. Perfect kept and maintain by the authorities. It's recommended to visit from up to down (im...  more »
  • Placed on a steep slope the garden offers an outstanding view over the sea. You will be amazed by the variety of plants and flowers you find here and also by the unique landscape. Also the small castl...  more »