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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
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
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.
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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|
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