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Aladzha Monastery

in Naturpark, Varna, Bulgaria
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Varna
Type: Religious Sites
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

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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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Aladzha Monastery is located close to Golden Sands Resort and is not far away from Varna as well. I think the monastery is not much interesting. In fact these are just some remains of once carved sanctuary into the rock and there are a couple unpresentable faded frescoes now. I rather think the legends for this place and the former... More

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A wonderful example of the reclusive life the holy people used to live-monks or saints...The monastery consists of several caves connected like passages and carved one over the other ,arranged in several levels.Here and there one can see murals,still well preserved.There is a good access made(a very stable stair case) for tourists to climb and enjoy not only the caves... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

It's amazing, how people used to build without the tools we have today. Aladzha Monastery is a proof of men's work - it was build into the mountains and unfortunately burned by the turkish invadors. Nevertheless, there is much to discover - pictures are showing, how the monastery must have looked like, at what the several rooms have been used... More

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Varna, Bulgaria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is the place where you should go - wonderful atmosphere and the amazing story - it's just unbelievable!

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Bulgaria is famous with their cliff monasteries. U will no see a big monastery with interesting building. U will see a big cliff that hides into him a monastery. It is the reason of being protected from enemies. It is interesting to see how this great job has been done. The place is very interesting.

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Galati, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I've seen only lights show fm 9pm in a wednesday night available once a week. The opening speach was only in bulgarian and in russian, so I didn't understand nothing. The lights show was just a 45min history posted on calcar walls of monastry, hardly visible on 50% of show. Overall was good outdoor experience together with my family (prefered... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Due to its location,very close to Golden Sands Resort and only about 17 km from Varna - Aladzha Monastery is avery beautiful place to see.It is one of the many cliff monasteries in Bulgaria, very good preserved dated from XII century.In the monastery the visitors can also see some very old cave drawings.The area around the monastery is very colourful... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

At first sight it is a great place - very neat, with green mowed lawn and beautiful roses, cafeteria offering refreshments, free WC (without toilet paper though ;)), sea view from the top of the staircase, and with quite low entrance fee (5 lv). But the main thing (the monastery itself) was a disappointment - actually it is not a... More

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