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Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik

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Address: 2 km west of town, Balchik, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 057 92529
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I heard so many beautiful things about this place that one day I decided to discover it by myself.Beautiful place,very romantic,full of history,flowers,very nice views and good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Central Romania, Romania
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Central Romania, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I heard so many beautiful things about this place that one day I decided to discover it by myself.Beautiful place,very romantic,full of history,flowers,very nice views and good wine!Just like Paradise!Every corner of the Palace has it's own story,every step on the rocks made me feel like the Queen herself!The ambiance,the music,the holy springs and the Black Sea are all put... More 

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Gardens look dreamy in May, with many varieties of roses in bloom and many ornament trees with colorful flowers. There's also a small waterfall and a cacti garden. For shopaddicts there are a few local souvenir shops with Wood and canvas paintings and knitted toys and gifts, even ceramic pots hand painted.lovely visit!

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The gardens are a must-see! They were designed by the Queen herself, together with French architects, and they are absolutely amazing! Besides their beautiful design, they are really well maintained - there are quite a few people taking care of that. In addition, tourists can taste the delicious traditional wines.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The garden is wonderful in May when the flowers are in blossom. The place is magic with the great variety of trees and flowers, the waterfalls and the sea neighborhood. The architecture of the buildings is in perfect resonance with the place.

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

everything in full blossom, the weather is perfect. just before season starts and it gets too crowded. Better with a guide to hear the stories.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I visited the Garden in May, when most of the flowers were in bloom. The scenery was amazing, with a lot of vegetation including cactuses. There is a greenhouse with a different kind of cactuses with different sizes. The views of the Black Sea from the garden are awesome. The Castle, also known as the Quiet Nest ;), is full... More 

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Falticeni, Suceava, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I wanted to see Balchik castle and gardens for emotional reasons,since our Queen Maria left her heart here...The gardens are beautiful,untouched by the time,lot of work to keep this place just as it was...The view over the Black Sea is magnificent,and the marble chair where Maria used to stay,still guards this wonderland !The palace is more like a summer house,but... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

For me, this is the first place to see in Bulgaria. Is just like Paradise. And than go to Kaliakra (35 km). This is the second place to see in Bulgaria.

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I visited here during the summer season with a few friends. I was absolutely amazed by the scenery of the complex. The gardens and palace are delightful and with the backdrop of the magnificent Black Sea it makes this location picturesque. Definitely put this on your list of things to see if you find yourself in Balchik. Highly recommended!

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great for a long walk. It is located on the same premises as the Palace. The view from the gardens to the sea is spectacular.

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