Balchik is a Bulgarian small seaside town.
It is a hidden gem as it can surprise you with calm sea, fresh nature, beautiful old buildings and … sweet cats.
If you are a cat person, you will be in heaven.
Definitely you should visit the Summer Residence of Queen Marie of Romanie (official name: Quiet Nest Place) and see the beauty around every corner. Of course, you will be able to learn more about Queen Marie’s extraordinary personality and life.
The outstanding Botanical garden that is home for so many species (2000 plant species belonging to 85 families and 200 genera) is the cherry on the cake. I was impressed when I saw the whole collection of large-sized cactus species.
The Botanical garden and the Residence go hand in hand.
Library by the sea, sunny weather, delicious food – welcome to my country!
Photos made by the author