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“Queens gardens...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik

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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Radomlje
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Queens gardens...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Summer house of Queen Mary of Romania. The palace and the botanical garden is very nice and it is definitely worth visiting if you are in the area.

Visited September 2012
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“A beautiful place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

If you are near Albena, Golden Sands it's a great ocasion to visit Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik. It's very beautiful. There is the summer residence of Quinn Maria .

Visited July 2012
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Brasov, Romania
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“More a villa than a palace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Quenn Mary of Romania used to come here (at that time Balchik was part of the Kingdom of Romania) to relax, surrounded by painters and other artists. The villa and the botanical garden is extremely well preserved and at the foot of the hill where the villa and gardens are situated is the Black Sea - the beach is narrow, but the water is clean and still - great to swim.
In a word - a hidden pearl at the Black sea coast.
There are also some wine tasting places, with special types of wine (ice wine).

Visited July 2012
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“we has been there 3 times till now,and every time I have spent hours walking and taking photographs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

There are many different flowers and plants and they are very beautifully arranged. That place has unique atmosphere. It was a residence of a Romanian queen where she wanted to be in peace. And really that place is full of tranquility and beauty.

Visited June 2012
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Connecticut
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“A must-do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Balchik over the centuries kept passing hands between Bulgaria and Romania. At one point a Romanian queen decided that she would like a summer residence with a large botanical garden on the water in Balchik. The botanical garden still stands today and is very beautiful. It is a great place to walk around and just enjoy nature.

Visited August 2012
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