The hearth of a Queen-part 1

Today, I will take you on a new trip. This trip will be to Bulgaria at Balcic, we will visit a beautiful palace.
The palace is situated near the Black Sea. From inside the castle, you can easily see the sea.

Between 1913-1940, Balcic was part of Romania same as all of south Dobrogea. After the second war, Balcic will return to Bulgaria.
When Balcic was a Romanian town, the Queen of Romania visited the town. Queen Maria loved the place, so she built a palace here. Her summer residence.
The palace that was also called the lonely nest was actually a big Villa with white walls and a red roof guarded by a minaret

The lonely nest was built in a Turkish style with Italian elements.
This beautiful nest was the favorite place for Queen Maria, so favorite that she wanted that after her death, her heart to be taken from her chest and be kept here. Here, her heart was for a long time, closed in a box and kept. A bit more about that can be read below.IMG_20160131_123939.jpgIMG_20160131_121059

Now, let’s take a look inside the lonely nest.

Now, let’s take a look inside the lonely nest.
And now let’s visit the queen bedroom. The bedroom is full of beautiful old furniture.
From those big windows, you can see and hear the sea.
Also, if you like, you can warm up from using the chimney.

The flowers that are on the door.

For those that love real wood furniture.

Next room.

The bathroom.

The view from the terrace.

That’s how the palace looks inside. Outside the castle has a beautiful garden, there is also a waterfall, a small church, a holy spring, and more. But about this and more about the place’s story, I will tell you next time.

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