Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik, Balchik

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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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  • Amazing garden, very well maintained. I love cactus, so my favorite spot from the garden was the collection of cacti and succulent with their different sizes and shapes. The Botanical Garden is... 
    Amazing garden, very well maintained. I love cactus, so my favorite spot from the garden was the collection of cacti and succulent with their different sizes and shapes. The Botanical Garden is...  more »
  • 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
    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 »
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  • The fact that you are forced to buy a ticket anyway even you don't want to visit it, only to see the museum which has a separate ticket, makes the experience undesirable.
  • Amazing garden and views, stupid how paying for 2 different tickets right at the entrance is handled.

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