Architectural Park Complex “The Palace” in Balchik

The Palace is the former summer residence of the Romanian Queen Maria Alexandrina Victoria de Edinburg (1875 – 1938). It is situated approximately 2 km south-west of Balchik in a beautiful locality between the Balchik rocks and the sea. The Palace is a designated archeological and constructional monument of culture and a monument of the gardening and landscape art. The residence was constructed by the Italian architects Amerigo and Augustino in 1924. It is formed with beautiful threshold terraces along the steep sea shore, through which the water from two springs flows along special stone channels and pours into water mirrors and waterfalls. Chapels, yards, fountains and buildings in various styles were built – in typical Bulgarian, Byzantine, Roman and Arabic, Mauritanian, Transylvanian, etc. The park along the sea shore was developed by the Swiss gardener Jules Gianni. The strip is 60-70 meters wide and more than 400 meters long. Christian and Muslim symbols intertwine in wells and gardens, and the flowers and the decorative pots for the gardens were bought from various parts of the world.

Accommodation in Balchik

Additional Information

Summer season (1st May – 30th September) Monday to Friday – 8.00 – 20.00.
Winter season (1st November – 30th March) Monday to Friday – 8.30 – 17.00.

1 May – 30 September: 8.00 am – 8.00 pm open every day
1 November – 31 March: 8.30 am – 5.00 pm open every day
children (up to 16 years old) – BGN 2
the prices are for the entire complex adults – BGN 10
the prices are for the entire complex
Tours in Bulgarian language – BGN 20.
Tours in a foreign language /with a preliminary request/ – BGN 30.
Discounts are offered for group visits.