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Address: in Naturpark, Varna, Bulgaria

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Oceanside, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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Seattle, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

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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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Haifa, Israele
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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Aabenraa, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Nice museum introducing the historiebog the monastery, but seemed a little worn. Short trip up and down. Some of the cliff monastery was closed due to risk of erosion

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Go out and have a walk into the old Monastery area. If the weather is okay you should see this place.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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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