Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Balchik

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#1 of 78 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.” 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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  • August 16, 2017
    Only 10 minutes driving north of Golden Sands and it's worth visiting the palace and the botanic garden. The ticket for adult for both castle and gardens (you can't visit only one) is 14 bgn (around 7...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Went here as it was a must do while in the area. Nice place to visit for a couple of hours of walking and taking some nice pictures. Not much history to be honest but very relaxing place to be in. It ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    When entering this magical castle, one can follow the steps of this great queen who was Queen Mary of Romania, share her passion for beauty, nature, flowers and art. An impressive architecture, a love...  more »

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