Balchik – travel with Bucharest by Car to the city where two cultures meet: Romanian and Bulgarian!

Balchik - Bucharest by Car

Balchik is a Black Sea coastal town and seaside resort in the Southern Dobruja area of northeastern Bulgaria. It’s the place where you can meet both Romanian and Bugarian cultural symbols, because throughout the history, these countries had and then lost this territory a couple of times. After the Second Balkan War, in 1913, the town was renamed Balchik and became part of the Kingdom of Romania. It was regained by Bulgaria during World War I (1916–1919), but Romania restored its authority when hostilities in the region ceased. In 1940, just before the outbreak of World War II in the region, Balchik was ceded by Romania to Bulgaria by the terms of the Craiova Treaty.

Balchik – Queen Mary’s Castle

During Romania’s administration, the Balchik Palace was the favourite summer residence of Queen Marie of Romania and her immediate family. The town is the site of Marie’s Oriental villa, the place where her heart was kept, in accordance with her last wishes, until 1940 (when the Treaty of Craiova awarded the region back to Bulgaria). It was then moved to Bran Castle, in central Romania. Today, the Balchik Palace and the adjacent Balchik Botanical Garden are the town’s most popular landmarks.

Balchik - Botanical Garden
Balchik – Botanical Garden

Because it’s the perfect time of the year to go and visit such a great place by the seaside, Bucharest by Car gives you the opportunity to travel safe and in style from the airport to your hotel and then towards Balchik or straight there, after your arrival. For more details you can email us at office@bucharestbycar.ro or send us a message on our Whatsapp number +40734 299 299. If you want to visit this amazing place, but you want to do it with a group of friends or your family, there’s nothing to be worried about, cause we can transport you with the Mercedes-Benz V Class! (Details and pictures – HERE)