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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.” 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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Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik reviews
It’s a beautiful place, but our experience was ruined by a Bulgarian man working at the entrance at the botanical garden that after he sold us water and ice cream offended us for no reason, called us.... more »
3/5 only due to the botanical garden. The "castle" tour takes 10-15 minutes. Yet, the garden (visited 1st of September 2021) has been great. Open ground, beautiful flora, it gives you the feeling of..... more »
The botanical garden with little to missing explanations. Buildings explained thoroughly in 4 languages, only one of them to be visited, a few rooms with some crowded furniture. The place deserves more attention!
"Palace" is an overstatement, it is rather just an old 2 story house with period correct furniture and decoration. To my mind, nothing special or extraordinary, not too bad either, I guess it is worth visiting while you are there.
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