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.
All reviews golden sands nature park small museum forest path top level rooms carved climb the stairs different levels cliff dwellings interesting place ancient times beautiful nature peaceful place middle ages entrance fee worth a visit nice walk
The entrance fee is very high for monastery,but the park inside is big and peaceful with lots of plants and trees, so i can agree with the price cause you get two things rock monastery and botanic garden.
Aladzha Monastery is located north of Varna. There is a museum. The place is great for a walk. My guests always keep them there. Around here is a forest with eco paths. Also a good place for walks in nature.
The monastery is an amazing place to visit. Gives the sense of the ancient times. The path walks are well secured, it is rather interesting to listen to the story of the place. Very much worth visiting it!
Aladzha monastery is a cavern complex built in the limestone rocks by hermits to live their ascetic life far from the world's vanity. It's located in a very interesting and peaceful place - among a forest in the Golden Sands Nature Park. The beautiful nature...More
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
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.