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Reviewed November 2, 2018

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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lili G
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Natural caves turned into homes for monks. It feels the difficult life that the monks have led living in this monastery.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Пейчо П
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Very calm nice beautiful place to explore outside varna city. Wonderful shows in the evenings in summer time!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dasreiseteam
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Great place, very peaceful enhanced by monastic music , walk in woods to catacombs. Good museum. Not seen any thing like this. Cells carved out of rock.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jake S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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October 29, 2017|
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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
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Aladzha Monastery (0 Replies)
Hi- please tell me what is the best way to get from Varna to the monastery- thanks
August 16, 2015|
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Burgas Easter/beginning of April (4 Replies)
Me and my boyfriend are going to arrive in Burgas on 31.03. and leave on 7.04. I am concerned that it is Easter time, and I am not sure what to expect, is anyting going to be openen? If not maybe you have suggestions what we could do? I red different trip suggestions, but most of them took part near Sofia, it almost sound like that Sofias part of Bulgaria is better than the seaside. I was thinking about hiking in mountains, but now I wonder if there will still be snow? Is it better...More
February 09, 2018|
Response fromPhil B|
I don't think you will have any problems, related to crowds or Easter holidays. In fact it will be quite calm. Everything will be working as usual in Bourgas for this time of the year (and only a few of the restaurants in Sozopol). Indeed you will be coming before the end of the skiing season and everything above 1500m a.s.l. will be covered with snow. When visiting Kaliakra, you can plan a lunch at Dalboka mussels farm between Bulgarevo village and Kavarna. These are grown locally some 500...More