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Aladzha Monastery

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Address: in Naturpark, Varna, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 35952355460
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Monestary was closed but grounds and museum worth it

I think we paid 3 lv a piece. We visited the grounds and the nearby catacombs and found it facinating and interesting. Unfortunately, the monastery itself was closed for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was very nice but disappointing that the monastery that is carved into the rock was closed due to falling rocks. It was also very difficult to communicate with the person selling the entrance fee which was cheap due to no knowledge of English. The museum was worth seeing and nice to visit.

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Thank Aleksandar K
phoenix
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think we paid 3 lv a piece. We visited the grounds and the nearby catacombs and found it facinating and interesting. Unfortunately, the monastery itself was closed for repairs or I would have given it 5 stars. Regardless, you will not be disappointed.

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newcastle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your into history of the places you visit while on holiday..this is a must. Very interesting place to see. I found it lovely and peacefull there.

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Thank kiakia1
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good preserved rock caved ancient orthodox monastery. Very close to the Golden Sands and Varna with direct access by car/bus.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The monastery is the most famous medieval rock monastery on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, inhabited by monks hermits in XIII - XIV century. Beginning of systematic studies of this Christian monument was initiated in the late nineteenth century by the founders of Bulgarian archeology - brothers Karel and Hermin Shkorpil. In 1927 Aladzha Monastery was declared a "national historical... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Wonderful place to visit by locals and tourists. Suitable for religious, historical and cultural tourism. Location with easy access and spectacular views. Come and be surprised themselves.

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Thank dragostefano80
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The monastery caves were hewn into a 25m high vertical cliff near the upper edge of the Franga plateau on several levels. The complex includes two small nearby catacombs. Dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Stunning scenery and a lovely walk through a small forest. Interesting monastery showing how people lived in caves.....and so high up!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I liked this place very much. The monastery is in the cliffs and you can feel how the energetic is this place. Must to visit

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Normally very impressive to see. And to walk around. It offers tree walkingroutes shortest being 15 mins, longest hour / hour and a half. Due to inaccessibly at this moment price went down to 2lv (normally 5). Still worth to walk around :-)

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