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Aladzha Monastery

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Address: in Naturpark, Varna, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 35952355460
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Enchanting monastic caves hewn out of limestone.

This stop on way to Balchick to visit Botanic gardens and queens palace. It was raining on the day, but the sense of history,and the sense of peace and serenity there was awesome... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This stop on way to Balchick to visit Botanic gardens and queens palace. It was raining on the day, but the sense of history,and the sense of peace and serenity there was awesome. Not a very large monastery, really monastic caves hewn out of limestone.There is a seated area for visitors who cannot climb up to the caves, apparently there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The place is really unique! If you have never seen a monastery built-in the rock this place will intrigue you!

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

On our way to Varna from Albena, we stopped at the Monastery. A cute part of history to see and understand ancient religion. Is a little bit tiny than I've expected, in around an hour, you can visit all the place and go on... There is also a little shop to buy beverages, ice creams and snacks. Of course, they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Unfortunately the mountain wall collapsed in an earthquake so it's a shadow of the former monastery, so if you've seen other cliff monasteries don't expect much. Do the museum first as it has models of what it looked like. The multimedia guide is probably not worth getting except for the bizarre and amusingly mystical commentary, and nice music. Ask for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The best way to enjoy the monastery visit is to reach it after a wonderful hike from golden sands through the Nature park. There are many trails that lead to the monastery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Definetely a nice place to visit, but do not expect too much of it. It is advertised quite a lot in Varna, but do not go with really high hopes. Still worth to go, but I would not spend more than 30 minutes in there (because it is quite small)

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A lovely short trip from the Golden sands. The caves in the cliff are certainly worth a visit. The views are great and if you have time go in the evening to see the light and sound show. The small museum is interesting and well thought through. Also AC is nice on a hot day.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This site is very interesting because you can really see how difficult and holy was the life of that monks. They lived in caves, prayed into the cave church, all their life was in the caves. Can you imagine how was their life? Unfortunately, this life is gone, the monastery was distroied and never rebuild. Now it's an archeological site... More 

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Siauliai, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Let the white rock bring you back to XIV century...locals say there is a ghost that appears every night on the upper floor of the monastery. Do not miss the small but nice museum of Aladza Monastery to understand the history better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

the monastery is one of the most beautiful places in bulgaria. we were with 2 children (9 and 1 years old). at the beginning there are a lot of greenery.

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