Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Balchik

4.2
#1 of 170 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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  • If you are looking for a place to visit in the hot summer days, this is the place you have to be - between the old big trees, the beautifully arranged gardens, the Palace with his stone walls, the wat...  more »
  • Interesting place, beautiful plants, views. For wine tasting, you can buy a bottle, also in PLN! The palace itself made us the smallest impression (interior), but it is worth to enter the maze of rock to the top to admire the views
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