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The wife of Ferdinand I of Romania (Marie of Romania), visited Balchik in 1921 and liked the location as a summer residence. She ordered the gardens, vineyards, and water mills of local citizens to be bought so a palace could be constructed at their place.

The Balchik Palace (Bg: Дворец в Балчик, Dvorets v Balchik, Ro: Castelul din Balcic) was constructed between 1926 and 1937, during the Romanian control of the region, for the needs of Queen Marie of Romania.

A florist was hired from Switzerland to arrange the park while Italian architects Augustino and Americo created the Balkan and Oriental motifs that were used in the construction of the palace.

The official name of the palace was the Quiet Nest Palace. A Christian chapel that show the queen’s beliefs coexist with the main building’s extravagant minaret.

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