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Address: in Naturpark, Varna, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 35952355460
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Rock Monastery Near Varna

This is one of the attractions near Varna that I encourage you to visit. A quick disclaimer here - it is not outstandingly amazing, but it is worth a visit anyway. You can climb... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Varna, Bulgaria
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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is one of the attractions near Varna that I encourage you to visit. A quick disclaimer here - it is not outstandingly amazing, but it is worth a visit anyway. You can climb up in the rocks via a stairwell and get an idea of how the monks used to live. If the history is interesting for you, there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The monastery is placed in the side of a hill made completely of rocks. This is not a place for a handicapped person. There is little walking, but quite a few stairs. To view the actual rocks you have to climb stairs and walk on the rocks.They have a separate museum that explains the purpose of the rooms in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The guide calls the men who lived here monks or hermits, but they were literally cavemen. Why would anyone choose to live in a cave after houses were invented? Unfortunately they're all dead so we'll never know, but you can still see the stone stairs they climbed, the stone benches they sat on and the stone beds they slept on.... More 

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Bucuresti, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

You should not miss visiting it, especially if you are checked-in in Golden Sands. There are only 4 km to this wonderfull place. Here you can see an interesting monastery and you can also have a walk in the woods untill the catacombs. The price is only 5 leva/person.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

5 minutes is enough to see it all, do not go to see catacumbes, they do not exist. If you want to go to toilet, there is an old lady giving you one piece of toilet paper to do your business.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It is one of the most tranquil places I have visited. Be warned there are a lot of steps. It is all set in cliff sides but the grounds are beautiful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

There are not a great number of things to see in Varna, therefore this should be at the top of your list. It's an interesting attraction with an interesting history, but like many things in Bulgaria, it lacks the kind of care, attention, and protection that make it a great attraction. There are signs in the museum in English which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Our cruise ship stopped in Varna so we took a cab to this Monastery. There were only 3 other people visiting it and we were told it was too early in the season for the museum to be open due to staffing limitations. There was little to educate us about this site, but none-the-less it was fascinating to climb the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Aladzha Monastery is well worth a visit and if you climb to the top you get a great view of the sea. There is also a museum, a cafe and a forest there that you can have a wonder around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Aladzha Monastery is a medieval Orthodox Christian cave monastery complex in northeastern Bulgaria, 17 km north of varna. The name of Aladzha Monastery comes from the word of Turkish origin for colourful ("aladjha", ” aladja”) due most probably to the bright colours of its wall paintings, dating back to the early Middle Ages.The lower floor hosted the monks' private cells,... More 

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Address: Address: in Naturpark, Varna, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 35952355460
Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Varna Province  >  Varna

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