Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Balchik

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#1 of 147 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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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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