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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  • The Palace and gardens are definitely worth a visit. The grounds are lovely, many flowers and a waterfall. There are some small shops selling locally made items. You could spend a whole day there, alt...  more »
  • Do not buy tickets at Palace, how would you not impose them at the box office. There it for 5 minutes, you can slowly work around, and nothing particularly there. And here is the garden itself is very interesting, osob'enno Department of cacti and Succulents) and wine tastings are cool. Recommend wine to take closer to the Castle, in the restaurant. There really cheaper and tastier.
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  • Breathtaking and beautiful but it takes time to walk around the gardens. Great little shops and eating places on the way down. But great atmosphere and its a must  more »