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Aladzha Monastery

Address: in Naturpark, Varna, Bulgaria
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Ranked #4 of 31 Attractions in Varna
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Aladzha Monastery is situated in a beautiful area 14 km north of Varna, near Zlatni Pyasatsi Resort (Golden Sands Resort), in the centre of Zlatni Pyasatsi Nature Park (Golden Sands Nature Park). There are no reliable historical records as to when the monastery was established, but there is evidence that it already existed in the 10th – 12th centuries.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Found this place very interesting and was surprised about the amount of children who were also visiting... they seemed to be having a good time. It was amazing to see where the actual monastery was and where the monks slept etc. The gardens were also beautiful and there were some really funky wooden carvings in the grounds too. One thing... More 

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Aladzha Monastery is built as a cave and the cells of the monks are dug out in the rocks. There is a museum nearby which is worth seeing. You have to take a walk in the forest and see the catacombs which you will find if you follow the path. To reach the monastery you will have to climb up... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Aladzha Monastery is a nice place with quite large territory. There are also museum and cafe. It is better to spend time with children there.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A must in the area. Best season for visit-spring and summer. Don't forget to make a walk in the forest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This cave monastery is in a lovely location and the caves and museum are well worth seeing. Unfortunately the wooden front to the monastery and the frescoes have been lost to time. There are significant steps and low ceiling to going into the caves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

First time i been this year,didn't even know place like this existed- very unusual and interesting.amazis me what people r capable of creating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

an unusual type of monastery which is well maintained and not over developed for tourists. I would not recommend trying to walk through the forest path after a rainfall, extremely slippy underfoot.

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Southam, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The architecture, very curious! you can walk around the forest/garden that surrounds the monastery, and even walk in the actual building where the monks lived!

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is a must when visiting Varna - very interesting and and history educational place to visit, to see and feel the power of medieval ortodox christianity followers. On the top - the panoramic view to the Varna bay is magnificent.

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