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Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik

2 km west of town, Balchik, Bulgaria
057 92529
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Balchik
Type: Architectural Buildings, Gardens, Historic Sites
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Amazing and beautiful, do not miss this place, it is well cared for and a must for all visitors. A visit to to Balchik should not be missed.

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The botanical gardens in Balchik are definitely worth exploring. They are vast and well designed. You should plan a significant chunk of time - as there is a lot to explore. I will limit my writing as the place is only best appreciated if seen...

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is an absolutely beautiful place, very well preserved and administered as reminiscent of the times when Queen Mary of Romania has created it, between the two World Wars. It's partly situated on terraces, on the seaside, and it has a complex architectural way in conceiving its array of plants, alleys, trees and sculptures. The palace is less spectacular in... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Annie is amazing with her wines. Access could be easier for disabled and elderly. Have been there several times and will return.

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Orleans, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Too much building on the sea shore by local mafias...It is worth visiting for it was, before the war, a very romantic place where queen Mary of Romania, used to live during the summer season. Her so-called palace, is in fact a house buit in the turkish style, for, in those days, when Balchik belonged to Romania, turks were living... More

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Bucharest, Romania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

To visit the botanical garden is buy a castle entrance bilet.La buy another ticket. Price is not mare.Gradina botany is beautiful and has lots of cacti. Architecture building is a wonderful blend of styles. Serve red or white wine very tasty and not to be missed this activity. Walking through the gardens and visit the castle takes about 3-4 hours.

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Zottegem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

very nice garden. Very peacefull and quiet. And better try some of their local wine ;) And the seaview is like a view to paradise

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

First of all if you do not want to visit the garden and only the palace. get to the beach and use the entrance to the palace. the fee for the palace is cheaper then the fee for the garden. I bought full entrance ticket and i did not regret. I loved every piece, though for this price there should... More

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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I visited palace and botanical garden 2 different days. The castle is full of stoned stairs passages, a lot of roses, flowers, and what i liked best, the waterfall, the water wheel and the gazebo. in the botanical garden i was very impresed by the pink water lily, the "church" gazebo, the cactus "colection", the combination of colours. Shortly, a... More

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Ballymena NI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A perfectly pleasant morning visit to the palace and the gardens. Very nice rose beds and well tended too. The Palace is ruined a little by some of it being turned into retail selling spaces. The complex is overstaffed too. Two ladies on hand to make a small tear on one of 4 tickets issued at the entrance. Still puzzled... More

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