Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Balchik

#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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  • The Palace of the Romanian queen Maria in Balchik (Bulgaria) - the last refuge of the most romantic owner of the 20th century ... A beautiful, unique place, full of many legends. A diverse architecture, waterfall, botanical garden, rosary for several thousand roses, an interesting collection of cacti - the second largest after Monaco: everything surprises and delights. Buy here the book "White Coast", which is based on the memoirs of the queen herself!
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  • Well where to start. It’s confusing when you buy tickets. There’s two places to pay, and they don’t tell you you have to buy a ticket for gardens and for the palace. However the gardens are fantastic,...  more »
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