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Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik

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Address: West of Town 2 km, Balchik 9600, Bulgaria
Phone Number: +359 57 925 29
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The place is just awasome! We were there in the spring, the flowers was amasing!The castle it was nice, but poor in artefacts.The gardens was just beautifulls, I hope I'll be back... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Constanta, Romania
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

entered via the sea entrance. they staff would only take cash even though they had card machine which makes me feel the staff were on the taketh girl by the wine tasting had her boyfriend there and was only interested in him. we had entrance to house (palace)and gardens. save your money don't go into the house. 3 rooms and... More 

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Constanta, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is just awasome! We were there in the spring, the flowers was amasing!The castle it was nice, but poor in artefacts.The gardens was just beautifulls, I hope I'll be back !

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Constanta, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gardens were glorious with the colors of fall, and the combination of stone, greenery and water was calming, but I guess a lot of the calm was due to the out-of-season visit. The house seemed a bit neglected, and there was no access on the terrace. We took a walk along the shore, but were disappointed by the hotels... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited Balchik castle and gardens at the end of October. The stunning colours of autumn have charmed our view.

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Western Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had nice walk around the botanical gardens at the spring time. Can recommend if you like this kind of activities. However the botanical gardens were not that large in terms of different flowers etc. but still nice are to spend some time.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The place is beautiful and worth the visit but the organisation is terrible. Audio guides are available effectively at the end - at the palace itself but the talk in the guide begins at the start of the gardens. The English audio guide is not great in terms of pronunciation. Access with a buggy is nigh on impossible - luckily... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Take an impossible steep rocky piece of land by the sea. Remove the wines and plant a garden. Use some of the most famous gardners of your time. Dig deep into the muslim-Eastern Orthodox tradition and build, convert and decorate using creative imagination. With the mind and pockets of a romantic queen (with celtic and slavic origins) what you get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nice beautiful garden with lots a beautiful plants, flowers, trees...and butterflies. At the garden you can see the beautiful Black Sea, very nice view. If you are in Balchik, you must see it!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very well-kept with lots of interesting plants and butterflies. Good view over the sea, some fine plants but didn't go in the 'palace' which seemed to be a bit over-priced as it is small.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

When we visited 5 years ago, at the same time of year, it was fantastic. This time, I was really disappointed by a number of things. It is nothing short of tragic that they have built an enormous hotel literally right next to the palace. I can't believe this was allowed - I can only assume that backhanders must have... More 

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