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Aladzha Monastery

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Address: in Naturpark, Varna, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 35952355460
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Nature & Cliff Dwellings-- A Nice Outing

Very peaceful place in the middle of the forest. Good for a nice hike or for enjoying the history of the monastery. Similar to the Mesa Verde Park in Durango, Colorado with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very peaceful place in the middle of the forest. Good for a nice hike or for enjoying the history of the monastery. Similar to the Mesa Verde Park in Durango, Colorado with the rooms built into the cliff walls. My 10 year old daughter was also fascinated and the little museum at the beginning was a good introduction to what... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

a very interesting monastery built in the rocks, good museum, quiet and pleasant place near Albena, unique nature

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It is a old monasty in heart of mountains. I do not historic lover and I did not enjoy so much to visit this site, but my wife loved it. It has so many steps and it is so hard to visit this site with to little children!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you would like a quiet place to relax and charge bateries in the heart of nature, this is it. The way the monks lived is very impressive. A good game is to try to solve the mystery of how they climbed to their chambers. Then visit the museum for the response.

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

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