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Growth of visitors in Bulgaria's Balchik Palace

Source: Sofia News Agency (
Published Date: 06 Apr 2011

The "Dvoretsa" complex in the Bulgarian Black Sea town of Balchik had about 400 000 visitors in 2010, both Bulgarian and foreign tourists, according to its management.

Balchik's Palace (Dvoretsa in Bulgarian) is a complex built in 1924 by Queen Maria of Romania at a time when the region of Southern Dobrudzha was part of Romania (1918-1940). It was subsequently integrated with the Balchik Botanic Garden to create one of the most famous touristic sites along Bulgaria's Black Sea coast.

A record number of tourists visited the complex in August 2010, its director Toshko Gyaurov announced in the northeastern city of Dobrich Wednesday as cited by BGNES; their number was 40% of all visitors in Balchik Palace during 2010.

Gyaurov voiced expectations that every month in the summer of year 2011 will be just as successful for the Balchik complex as was August 2010. He said the Palace complex registered revenues of BGN 2.5 M in 2010.

Dvoretsa's management plans to invest BGN 200 000 in maintenance and infrastructure of the Palace's comples and the adjacent beach right before the 2011 summer tourist season kicks off. BGN 4 M have been invested for the same purposes over the past 5 years.