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Offline Robert_Hall

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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2005, 04:21:15 PM »
Simeon now lives in the Vrana palace estate. It is not far from the capitol. He also has the PM's residence in Sofia for his offices.
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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2005, 09:13:36 PM »
I do have a picture of the house in Borovets. I can't scan it. It is a baeutifull house in ski area. A lot of nice work of argitecture and beautifull heathers in the palace. For every room an other heater.  The family got it back as the first of their prperties in Bulgaria.

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« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2005, 03:42:03 AM »
I have a picture on my computer but I don't know how to attach it... You can see it in a Bulgarian site, http://forum.all.bg/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/484297/Main/470574.
It's the fourth picture from top.

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« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2005, 11:15:49 AM »

 Thanks a lot,

 Very beautiful pics.

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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2005, 09:41:05 AM »
What is mentioned above as the Sofia Royal Palace is actually known by Bulgarians as the Battenberg Palace, presumably because Alexander I lived there (I was in Bulgaria twice and visited the building on both occasions...as I said in another post, quite a modest palace by Royal Standards...)

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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2005, 09:46:19 PM »

There are several royal residences.
The main one is the Royal palace in Sofia. Now it is a National Art Gallery.
Vrana palace is located outside Sofia. It was build by Tsar Ferdinand as a summer residence. Its much bigger then the one inside Sofia. In 1998 it was returned to the Royal family and now Tsar Simeon II lives there.
Exksinovgrad palace is located outside Varna. It was build by Prince Alexander Battenberg. Now it is an official government residence.
Battenberg palace is located in Ruse. It was build by Prince Alexander Battenberg. Now it is a Historical Museum.
Tsarska Bistritsa is located in Rila mountain. Its big and beautiful palace. It was returned to the Royal family and the wedding of Princes Kalina (Tsar Simeon II daughter) was there in 2002.
There are other two residences in Rila mountain. One was build by Tsar Ferdinand and the other by his son Prince Kyril, both of them were returned to Simeon II but I do not think he uses them. During the winter its almost impossible to reach them because they are high into the mountain. In one of them there are pictures drown by Princesses Eudoxia and Nadejda (Ferdinand I daughters).
Another palace was Krichim palace. It is located outside Plovdiv and it was the favorite one of Queen Giovanna. The palace was also returned to the Royal family.
The last palace is located in Banya. It was build by Tsar Boris III. It is really small, its more of a big house then a palace. It was returned to the Royal family. And as long as I know on the Simeon II Bulgarian passport it says that this is his permanent address, not the palace outside Sofia.

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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2005, 01:28:05 PM »
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Another palace was Krichim palace. It is located outside Plovdiv and it was the favorite one of Queen Giovanna. The palace was also returned to the Royal family.



Hi Popov2000,

Are you bulgarian? As I am italian I would love to see a pic of the palace whrere Tsaritsa Ivanka spent so much time!

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2005, 05:57:11 PM »
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Hi Popov2000,

Are you bulgarian? As I am italian I would love to see a pic of the palace whrere Tsaritsa Ivanka spent so much time!

Thanks in advance!


Yes, I am Bulgarian.

Unfortunately, I do not have pictures of the palace. I have see only one picture of it years ago in a newspaper.

I know the palace was build by Tsar Ferdinand and when everyone refers to it they always says that it was the favorite place of Queen Giovanna ( Ioanna ). I am sorry I can not help you. I am looking for a picture of it myself. If you find one share it.

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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2005, 06:05:27 PM »
Hello Popov_200, I may be returning to Bulgaria this coming autumn. Perhaps you would like to help us find it ?
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« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2005, 07:21:00 PM »
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Hello Popov_200, I may be returning to Bulgaria this coming autumn. Perhaps you would like to help us find it ?


Find what ?

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« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2005, 07:35:19 PM »
The Krichim palace.
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« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2005, 09:42:30 PM »
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The Krichim palace.


I live in the United State since 2000.

However, I know that the palace is located in a small village or town next to Plovdiv. The name of this samall village is Krichim. That is why the palace is called Krichim Palace.

I remember that in the picture I saw there was just a small part of the palace. The picture was focused on a tree brought to the palace grounds by Tsar Ferdinand and that the tree was really old.

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« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2005, 09:48:58 PM »
Very well. I have asked my pals in Plovdiv to help locate this place.  Apparently the town gets few tourists. [I have found it on the map, at least].
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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2005, 02:34:17 PM »
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Very well. I have asked my pals in Plovdiv to help locate this place.  Apparently the town gets few tourists. [I have found it on the map, at least].



Thanks Robert!

It would be great! I am so interested becouse, for those who do not know, Tsaritsa Ivanka, was Princess Giovanna of Italy.

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Re: Bulgarian Royal Residences
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2005, 06:56:27 PM »
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Thanks Robert!

It would be great! I am so interested becouse, for those who do not know, Tsaritsa Ivanka, was Princess Giovanna of Italy.


Hey gleb,

Tsarina Ioanna is buried in Assisi, Italy. Do you have a picture of her grave. I was looking all over the place to find one but I could not. If you have a picture or if you can take one please share it with us.

I also read that the road that goes from the forest to Assisi will be called Tsarina Ioanna. Do you know if that did the change and now call it that way ?