Balchik architectural park complex "The Palace"
Author: ROOMS.bg , 2.3 km From Balchik. , Gps coordinates: N 43.4120310 E 28.1579589
On the northern coast lies the small beautiful town of Balchik, nearby is the beach resort of Albena. In the summer there are a large number of tourists flocking attracted not only by the rays of hot sun and the cool embrace of the sea, but also because of the magnificent natural beauty and many cultural monuments. The most notable tourist attraction in the seaside city is an architectural park complex "Balchik Palace".
The palace was built for Queen Maria as her summer residence in 1924. during the Romanian occupation, is recognized as part of the hundred travel sites with unique botanical garden managed by the University of Sofia. There are dedicated care to make amazing rare plants, 2,000 species, we can see the second largest in the world collection of cacti, huge lemons and other exotic fruits and plants. In Balchik there are many things to see and Renaissance ethnographic complex, art gallery, and several churches. The first church was built in the late 19th century, it is the oldest in the city "Mirlikiyski St. Nicholas." There is also an active mosque. Excavations are still going, open eight of white marble statues of the goddess, with well-preserved ancient Greek inscriptions and recognizing that they are mother goddess Cybele, so found her temple in the city center in 2007. From antiquity have reached us and ruins of Karvuna. At two kilometers. south-west of Balchik is located park complex "The Palace", except to lavish building will look beautiful botanical garden, the yard is full of water flowing over Crystal clear spray around coolness and melodious murmur comes from springs "Ball well" and "Catal fountain "and was powered mills in the area. In the architectural appearance of the building blend several styles Old, Oriental, Gothic, seen nearby ancillary buildings, the Temple of the water and several cottages. The palace is now a museum that keeps the spirit of the queen, we see bedroom, dressing room, bathroom, wardrobe in.
Chapel "Stella Maris" is in the yard, the venerable trees, lovely gardens dotted with enchanting colors and fragrances, studded with antiques. Everywhere harmony and peace reigns. If you walk in the picturesque scenery will remain captivated by the majestic waterfalls, impressive arches of greenery and terraces brimming with fabulous colorful beauty reaching directly to the beach. It is difficult to break away from this heavenly paradise. The city boiling lively cultural life, many festivals are held, but at the city May 24 becomes a big celebration with entertainment and fun. Art Gallery offers valuable paintings and sculptures are preserved works of Vladimir Dimitrov-The Master. Tourists enjoy fun and interesting - walking into the sea, picnics, fishing, golf, a large marina.
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