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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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Kongens Lyngby, Kobenhavn, Denmark
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visiting Bulgaria you simply have to spend a morning or evening in the Botanical Gardens of Balchik. We arrived quite late - approx 17:45 - an afternoon, but seeing the evening display was so rewarding. The garden have it all; small inlets with flowers, huge trees, running waters, rare plants, but most of all; a pleasant and serving staff who... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I really loved the gardens, they are spectacular. I think they should provided us a map at the entrance (which was not really cheap), so we can identify every corner of that huge and beautiful place!

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Buxton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited the gardens and place in August 2014 , gardens very nice loads to see and loads of pictures to take , you can Learn all the history of the gardens and place, Lovely day out worth a visit to balchik too,

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Toronto, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited Queen Mary's summer palace and surrounding botanical gardens. I enjoyed learning about/seeing the history of the residence, and you can take as many pictures as you like. The gardens are beautfiul and amazingly designed, as you gradually walk up through multiple stone tiers through various winding maze-like pathways. The larger gardens and forested areas at the top are... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There is nothing there not to like. Everything is amazing inside the palace property: the gardens, the ruins, the narrow streets, the narrow stairs going down to the beach, flavoured wines, the history, the emotions you have when you see the views.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

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

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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