We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aladzha Monastery

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: in Naturpark, Varna, Bulgaria
Phone Number: +359 52 355 460
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 308 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
The cave monastery

Aladzha Monastery is one of the few cave monasteries in Bulgaria where the different premises and their functions are clearly distinguishable. The monastery premises are carved... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kalina I
,
Varna Province, Bulgaria

Similar Things to Do in Varna

Add Photo Write a Review

308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 119: English reviews
Varna Province, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aladzha Monastery is one of the few cave monasteries in Bulgaria where the different premises and their functions are clearly distinguishable. The monastery premises are carved and arranged on two levels in a limestone rock. The cave monastery is located in the centre of Zlatni Pyasatsi Nature Park, a protected area where rare tree species can be seen. The combination... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kalina I
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

This monastery is special full with history and spiritualism. You climb on stairs to reach the "rooms" that were built inside the rocks. The garden is nice and you can walk in the forest, just in front of the entrance, and feel the nature

Helpful?
Thank OFG1
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

This is a great place to visit around Varna. An ancient monastery and museum surrounded by stunnung lanscape and nature.

Helpful?
Thank lapany
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Beautiful grounds with a stunning rock face, this monastery has a very interesting museum and is well worth a visit, for the mobile and those not suffering from vertigo.

Helpful?
Thank Marmite69
New Castle, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
190 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Beautiful nature path around the other side of the museum. Nice museum with a short film. Exhibits in English so we could understand the many items displayed and the history surrounding the area and monks. Caves were interesting and amazing they survived all these years.

Helpful?
Thank gladfly
Israel
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Amazing to see how monks lived in this way, rooms carved in the rocks. The place is surrounded by beautiful nature. It is a short visit but worthwile.

Helpful?
Thank TPhappytraveller81
Budapest, Hungary
Level Contributor
104 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The monastery is very interesting, carved in the rocks. It resides in a protected forest area big enough to have some excursions as well. There is a small mosaic museum, shop and café on site. Recommended.

Helpful?
Thank ehegedus
Natanya, HaMerkaz, Israel
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The place is beutiful, not much to see as historical place, but forest and lanscape is greate there.

Helpful?
Thank Victoria G
Albrighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We came after Aladzha Monastery by chance and I'm glad we did...what a beautiful place to go to. There are a few steps so if your takin a pram you might have to carry it!! You can go and look at the mini museum and a walk around the gardens! It's hidden secrets will have you amazed. There is a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Spam84
Varna, Bulgaria
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Exceptional monastery right in the rocks. Tells a lot about historical events and describes the way of living of monks l

Helpful?
Thank drkonsoulova

Travelers who viewed Aladzha Monastery also viewed

 

Been to Aladzha Monastery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Aladzha Monastery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?