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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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Very very beautifull !!!

Second biggest botanical garden in Europe!!! You can aslo see the beautifull castle of Queen Maria!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Second biggest botanical garden in Europe!!! You can aslo see the beautifull castle of Queen Maria!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

summer residence of queen marie of romania .build in 1921 - has oriental and balcanic influences build by 2 Italian architects Augustino and Americo the garden is large and nice and was build by a florist from switzerland. there are more then 2000 species of plants. from the garden there is also a nice view to the black sea. great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I visited this place last year with a group of buddies. Even though I have been here before, I only visited the garden once. I can't say it is big, neither small. No speclacular plants or arrangement. The only thing I really liked was the view over the Black Sea. I'd say you can def skip visiting this place and... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Last year we did a tour of Bulgaria. We started in Balchik, for practical reasons - it's very close to the Romanian border and also has some historical ties to my native country. Lovely little place, beautiful "botanical garden" - the former gardens and house of the queen Mary of Romania were converted into a botanical garden. The local restaurants... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Big and wonderful garden - a lot of differrent plants, including big area with cacti. It is very beautiful. There is a winery in one corner of the garden. You can see the sea from there. The palace is very nice as well.

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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This beautiful garden was well worth visiting. Especially the immense variety of cactuses was impressive. Quite unique, actually. I took a taxi to the garden with a couple from our hotel, and we spent quite some time there. We also visited the Palace, and learned the history behind. There was no guide but lots of posters on the walls providing... More 

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Botanical garden is wonderful,however the palace is not!In fact,it is not even a palace but summer residence,quite small and almost empty.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Botanical Gardens and the Palace of Queen Mary are definitely worth a visit and make sure you spare at least half a day. Weel maintained and beautifully manicured gardens, a lot of cacti and other plants, some of them exotic. The palace itself, including the alleys are also very beautiful and attractive, arranged on a terraced terrain. Cute streamlets... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Great palace, but even great story, If you have the posibility to take the tour with a guide it would be great, if not it's a nice walk. The garden it's pretty big and you can admire a nice view of the sea. There is a fee for the entrance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It's worth coming here for the day, away from the heady, drink-fuelled atmosphere of sunny beach. It's nice and calm, and the garden complex takes in a variety of plants on different levels. Split by a waterfall, water features permeate the area. Here you can buy rose oil product, and have a decent lunch in one of the cafes. The... More 

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