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Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik

2 Km West Of Town, Balchik, Bulgaria
+359 57 925 29
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2 Km West Of Town, Balchik, Bulgaria
+359 57 925 29
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Reviewed yesterday

A little confusing at the entrance to the gardens, as there are in fact two entrances - one only to see Regina Maria Palace and one for the actual gardens, so you need two tickets to see both parts. Total of 14 LV for both....More

1  Thank kathryndob
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a visit if not appreciate the wonderful gardens and learn some interesting history with a significant UK twist. Only negative was dealing with the people selling the tickets and understanding how many you need to buy--little English spoken

Thank Douglas M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to take some quality photos and to relax, especially if you plan to go with the family. The only downside is that the so called palace is actually a summer residence of Queen Mary of Romania.

Thank H M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The palace and botanical gardens were nice and relaxing with a lovely waterfall and lots of nature. The castle itself consisted of two floors with some historic information and an art gallery on the bottom floor. This would have got a higher rating if it...More

Thank Ellie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very unpleasant surprise when we wanted to go from one side of the gardens to another as it seems there is some kind of conflict between the caretakers and/or administration. This is what I am rating. They should not put the tourists...More

Thank AncaAnnca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The botanic gardens are well looked after with different plans everywhere. The colours are breathtaking and just a delight. It is a short trip in general it took us 1h or so to see everything, there are water fountains so in the scorching heat you...More

Thank Erik I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so surprised when I sew this beautiful place in Bulgaria. So many flowers and ancient things . Its such a lovely place with a sea view where was living the Queen Maria . I could never imaged that she has had a full...More

Thank Алена К
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

..wonderful palace, very modern for that times (built between wars),a lot of gardens(Roses Garden was my preference)..The atmosphere was romantic,maybe a little nostalgic,but I have a lot of admiration for what Queen Mary had created in Balcic.

Thank Simina D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible landscape. Tiny palace, but very cozy and well integrated in the rocky and forestry landscape. The narrow alleys besides the palace make you feel away from the cruel materialistic world. Very well maintained places (both the palace and the botanical garden), maybe because there...More

Thank Florian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to the palace at Balchik many times. It's a great place to visit. Always something new to see. I can see why Queen Marie loved it so much

Thank Patricia M
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Ioana B
12 August 2017|
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Response from Horia D | Reviewed this property |
Not all around, just a part, mainly the upper part. For the bottom part, near the sea, you have to take the stairs.
9 September 2016|
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Response from DSD1964Daniela | Reviewed this property |
It is about 15 km far (about 20 minutes by car) from your hotel. You can look at google.maps to see the routes. In summer, it is opened daily from 8:00 till 20:00.
30 July 2016|
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Response from Nataša A | Reviewed this property |
I have typos in answer: It is nice place for wedding. You can find more info at their web page. They call castle "dvoreca" so just add com and there is s page about weddings. "You can have both your church or civil... More