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Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik

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Address: 2 km west of town, Balchik, Bulgaria
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I spent a day among the flowers, bloomingtrees, cactus and villas. Refreshing and relaxing. A rich colection of vines for tasting and purchase. Lots of suvenirs as paintings. you... read more

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Bucharest, Romania
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I spent a day among the flowers, bloomingtrees, cactus and villas. Refreshing and relaxing. A rich colection of vines for tasting and purchase. Lots of suvenirs as paintings. you may encounter arts student painting or from horticulture studying.

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Popesti Leordeni, Romania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palace is nice but the garden is beautiful! You will have 2 tickets - one forthe palace and one for the garden - but don't worry (there are 2 administration there). There was only one place really dirty there - the cave were Queen Maria's heart was kept before it was moved.

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Southeast Romania, Romania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The summer residence of Queen Maria of Romania (1875-1938), build in Turkish stile in Balchik and the famous gardens were my target on 30th May. The residence is located on the sea shore, climbed on the hill and surrounded by rich tree piles and numerous villas and the homes of the servants. It was the most loved one of the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in the spring when the tulip and viola beds were in full bloom and we were not disappointed! The colours were stunning! The whole complex is impressive and goes on and on over several levels! If you go in from the bottom, you get a better and better impression as you go up the levels. A must to... More 

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Bucharest
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend half of a day in summer or spring (whne is hot and sunny) in the Gardns. It's an amazing experience! the Castle is small but charming. A piece of history by Queen Mary of Romania.

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Thank Flipendo
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there in a cold day. We liked the gardens, the cactus garden, the views and the winery. The castel is quite small but nice.

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Thank Daniela D
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens were beautiful the cacti were weird and the weather was perfect what more could you ask for!

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Thank Harry W
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

A beautiful Castle in a large botanical garden! A superb panorama of the sea ! A must see if you go in Balchik or Albena!

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

The Palace and gardens are definitely worth a visit. The grounds are lovely, many flowers and a waterfall. There are some small shops selling locally made items. You could spend a whole day there, although 6 hours should be sufficient. After you have visited the gardens and castle you can explore Balchik; the beach, restaurants marina

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Breathtaking and beautiful but it takes time to walk around the gardens. Great little shops and eating places on the way down. But great atmosphere and its a must

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