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.
The caverns are in a beautiful setting, in a forest and cut out of an unusual looking limestone formation. It must have been a very primitive life for the monks to live in this harsh environment but walking on these ancient pathways helps the imagination....More
The place were monks built a place to live, pray and die in the heart of a mountain. If you are around Varna it's a pity not to take an hour of your time and visit this place. There is a little museum where the...More
Interesting place, you have to get up hill and some stairs but is wort it. After sunset sometimes they have a music and lighting show. Entry is 10 leva per person, for few more you can visit the little museum. This place has a small...More
An interesting archeological site and an immaculate museum of artifacts saved from the rock monastery made this an interesting visit. No catering facilities available when we visited in August, so take water with you unless you fancy chancing the natural springwater. Several staff available but...More
The Monastery is in the mountains, about a 5 minute drive from Varna, Bulgaria. The pictures you see on the internet are accurate, but make the place look larger than it is. Having said that, it is totally worth your time to visit. It is...More
The monastery is very old and big part of it doesn't exist but it's interesring to see how it's carved in the rocks. The bad thing is that there're many coins and banknotes throwed by the visitors in different places which is awful
The Monastery is beautifully set in a lovely green area- very tranquil and a lovely spot!
Difficult to get to via public transport (nearest bus stop at Golden Sands- 2 miles climb away) so would recommend alternative means
It takes 2 minutes walk from the parking to get to the entrance.
First, you should visit the museum, that tells you the story of the monastery.
Then, climb the stairs and get to three different levels of the monastery. It is very unique, carved...More
Aladzha Monastery (it`s pronounced - "alaja") it`s located at a 10-15 minutes car distance from Golden Sands, Varna.
The parking is quite small, but if you wait enough, there will be no problem to find a good spot to park.
On the entrance there is...More
Response from Andy_Bickley | Reviewed this property |
Public bus number 409 goes from opposite the cathedral to Golden sands (30 minutes). Get off at the stop before the bus starts to go downhill to Golden sands. Tell the driver Aladzha monastery. The monastery is sign... More
Public bus number 409 goes from opposite the cathedral to Golden sands (30 minutes). Get off at the stop before the bus starts to go downhill to Golden sands. Tell the driver Aladzha monastery. The monastery is sign posted from that road and is 1.5 km walking up hill. Alternatively you can walk up and or/ back down through a waymarked trail through the forest fro Golden Sands. The 409 bus goes from the Cathedral to Varna airport, 20 minutes in the other direction.