Castle IN LOVE WITH THE WIND, Bulgaria
The castle is Tourist Attraction # 1 in Bulgaria
Winner of a Gold and Silver Prize for Tourist attraction in A’Design Award Italy
Trip Advisor Recommended “Certificate of Excellence”
Only 35 kilometer to the south from Burgas
The construction of the Castle was inspired from a dream from the childhood – to build own magic Castle, the same as in the fairy tales. That’s why nevertheless the style is so close to the similar buildings from the Renaissance and Romantic period the real name of the Castle is Magic Style. The nickname of the Castle is In love with the wind, which comes from the extremely phenomena of the nature – the sun shines only when the wind blows.
The Castle is a private project, started in 1996, when the designer draws a big cross in the field near the village of Ravadinovo, Bulgaria. At the moment the main body of the building is a huge cross-shaped building covered with the shining copper leafs. As the main construction material is Marble Limestone, the combination of the sunlight, stone’s crystals and copper metal gives the incredible feelings once during the sunrise and once a day during the sunset.
The main building of the Castle, the chapel, winery, art gallery and other outlets are made mainly from the natural Marble Limestone. According the test of the stones in Bulgarian Academy of Science the age of the stones is between 47 and 53 million of years. All the rest construction materials are totally natural, as marble and granite. No any artificial materials were used.
More than 20000 tons of stones were used during the construction. The castle is Cross shaped building and most probably the biggest building in the world like a stone cross with the dimensions 75 to 32 meters and 29 meters height. The main shape is like a Latin Cross. The roof is covered with a copper metal with the total weight of 53 tons. The artificial lake is 5 meters deep. More than 3000 different flowers and trees grow in the park.
The Castle is the biggest tourist attraction in Bulgaria with more than 1 million tourists every year. It’s mainly for one day tourist family trips. The magic architecture of the Castle, beautiful park, swan’s lake and art galleries are excellent place for numerous events and competitions. The game zone of the Castle attracts the guests with the exiting feelings for all ages, starting with the “Hunting treasure” for the kids up to “Ghost hunting” and “Seven deadly Sins” for the adults.
by Yanko Krastev