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Aladzha Monastery

in Naturpark, Varna, Bulgaria
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Ranked #4 of 29 Attractions in Varna
Type: Religious Sites
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Budapest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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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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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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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