Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Balchik

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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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  • Very well-kept with lots of interesting plants and butterflies. Good view over the sea, some fine plants but didn't go in the 'palace' which seemed to be a bit over-priced as it is small. 
  • When we visited 5 years ago, at the same time of year, it was fantastic. This time, I was really disappointed by a number of things. It is nothing short of tragic that they have built an enormous hote...  read more »
  • Summer Palace of Queen of Romania of Anglo-Saxon origin. Lover of flowers and trees surrounded his palace (little one to tell the truth, perhaps better said villa) in beautiful gardens. Great place with wonderful views
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