Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Balchik

4.1
#1 of 171 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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  • A beautiful botanical garden with beautiful flowers and great views of the Black Sea and the city. A must visit when in of Balchik.  more »
  • A great garden of beautiful flowers with a stunning view of the sea. The place has a great history and you can best learn it if you go.  more »

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