Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Balchik

4.1
#1 of 167 in Museums in Bulgaria
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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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  • It was one time visit,the botanical garden was ok but the staff on the entrance was rude..very rude .the price for entrance for the castle is separated for the garden ..i don t understand why you...  more »
  • Gorgeous place, full of history and beautiful scenaries. Perfect for a walk in a hot summer day. Great wines at the winery. Beautiful gardens  more »

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