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Balchik Palace (Dvoreca)
Also known as the Summer Palace of Queen Marie, Balchik Palace (Dvoreca) sits along Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, together with a popular botanical garden. The palace was built for Queen Marie of Romania between 1926 and 1937, when Romania controlled the region. Designed by an Italian architect, the palace is part of a complex that includes several villas, a wine cellar, a monastery, a chapel and several other buildings. Buildings within the complex feature architectural elements inspired by a variety of cultures and religions, including a minaret, a Christian chapel, Thracian, Greek and Roman symbols, and a mix of Bulgarian, Gothic and Islamic designs. The palace rooms open to the public display original furnishings, as well as some local ancient artifacts and photographs of Queen Marie. The nearby botanical garden was established in 1940 and covers 65,000 square meters. It is home to 2000 plant species, including a collection of large cactus species, only the second of its kind in Europe.

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Balchik Palace is located about two kilometers south of the town of Balchik, 40 kilometers northwest of Varna. It is open all year round, but the best time to visit is between May and October. It is accessible by bus from other coastal towns and there is a bus stop opposite the palace – evident from the mass of tour buses and souvenir stalls nearby.
Address: Balchik, Bulgaria
Hours: May to mid-October, open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; mid-October to April, open 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Admission: 10 lev
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Cape Kaliakra & the Botanical Gardens of Balchik from Varna

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The tour is perfect for those who want to escape from the hectic city to let the mind and body rest around stunning nature views in the places founded thousands of years ago with still preserved serene charm. Firstly, you will be taken to Balchik, a resort area, which perfectly blends rich historical heritage, beauty and tranquility. The main highlight, Queen Maria’s Castle in Balchik is a place coming straight out of fairy-tale. Next stop is at Constanta - a city by the Black Sea with a history going back to the 6th century B.C., nowadays, it is one of the main cultural and economic centers in Romania. Leaving Constanta behind, you will arrive in Tulcea - a city just next to the Danube Delta. Danube Delta  is home to a fascinating mix of cultures, people and wildlife.It is best explored by boat for the amazing opportunity to admire one of the largest bio-diversities in the world, during the boat trip you will also have a traditional fisherman lunch.
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