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Aladzha Monastery

in Naturpark, Varna, Bulgaria
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Ranked #4 of 30 Attractions in Varna
Type: Religious Sites
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Three in one: the monastery, a museum and the catacombs. The monastery is one of the many rock-caves in Bulgaria and is a great place to see, especially if you have not been to such. It’s easy to access and wander around, you don’t have to prepare with special shoes. The museum shows some interesting facts and legends, too. The... More

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The monastery, tunells in in a vertical cliff is a place worth visiting. It is located in a nice park, nearby there are small catacombs. The visit is short - there is not much to see, however the tunells on several levels look impressive. The monastery is a must-see aroud Varna.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A magic place in the hills above busy Golden Sands. A part from the monastery, the catacombs and the museum, you might want to follow the road up the forest to get a great over the coast near Golden Sands.

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Riga, Latvia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

There is not much to see at the monastery itself. ~ 15min visit. The best fun was to take the forest trail to the monastery. It took ~1h from the Golden sands to the monastery. Don't take the taxi or bus there it will spoild the fun.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Among the nature, it is a hidden gem of spirituality and history. Also in the weekends, the place is very popular among locals to go for camping.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Caved in the calcareous mountains, it is impressing by the large scale. Situated on several levels/floors, it owns an impressing labyrinth of galleries in the rocks. Have to climb a lot of stairs (imagine how they where doing back in the past) but for those that cannot make it, there are plenty of chairs aligned so that to provide a... More

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Hissarya, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Aladzha Monastery was build into the mountains. There are pictures showing how the monastery must have looked like and what the rooms have been used for. An interesting place for everybody interested in history.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Aladzha Monastery is located close to Golden Sands Resort and is not far away from Varna as well. I think the monastery is not much interesting. In fact these are just some remains of once carved sanctuary into the rock and there are a couple unpresentable faded frescoes now. I rather think the legends for this place and the former... More

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A wonderful example of the reclusive life the holy people used to live-monks or saints...The monastery consists of several caves connected like passages and carved one over the other ,arranged in several levels.Here and there one can see murals,still well preserved.There is a good access made(a very stable stair case) for tourists to climb and enjoy not only the caves... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

It's amazing, how people used to build without the tools we have today. Aladzha Monastery is a proof of men's work - it was build into the mountains and unfortunately burned by the turkish invadors. Nevertheless, there is much to discover - pictures are showing, how the monastery must have looked like, at what the several rooms have been used... More

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