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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  • entered via the sea entrance. they staff would only take cash even though they had card machine which makes me feel the staff were on the taketh girl by the wine tasting had her boyfriend there and wa...  more »
  • The place is just awasome! We were there in the spring, the flowers was amasing!The castle it was nice, but poor in artefacts.The gardens was just beautifulls, I hope I'll be back ! 
  • The gardens were glorious with the colors of fall, and the combination of stone, greenery and water was calming, but I guess a lot of the calm was due to the out-of-season visit. The house seemed a bi...  more »