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Aladzha Monastery

In Naturpark, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
+359 52 355 460
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Unique spiritual place in Golden Sands nature park

Aladzha monastery built in the rocks of Golden Sands nature park is an unique place worth the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
DOBCHO
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Varna, Bulgaria
Interesting

Monastery,  which is built in caves that have been cut out of  the rock face in the year twelve BC... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
stewart12
,
england
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  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
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“golden sands” (21 reviews)
“rock face” (4 reviews)
“nature park” (5 reviews)
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In Naturpark, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
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+359 52 355 460
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"small museum"
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"climb stairs"
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"historical information"
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"cliff dwellings"
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"orthodox christian"
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"interesting experience"
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"beautiful scenery"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Aladzha monastery built in the rocks of Golden Sands nature park is an unique place worth the visit, consisting of cave cells in two levels where monks lived since the 4th – 7th century, a church and two chapels remaining on each level with some...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Monastery,  which is built in caves that have been cut out of  the rock face in the year twelve BC, The walk to the top was hard going but the views of  Golden Sands coastline and beach are stunning, also from this height it is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

U can hike the forest surroumding it. Also a nice place for a picnic after the visit. Kids realy liked it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place with very calmness nature .If you visit Bulgaria come here to see rock monastery it’s near Varna best see City

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

Was there with wife and another couple. Not extremely impressive site, and seen much more interesting ones around the world. Definitely in my country (Israel). Due to season perhaps, we were not charged entrance fee. Spent a while there and taking photos (am an amateur...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Near by Varna is a perfect for citybreak.Тplace is filled with magical energy, and acts very soothingly. The nearby park isolates the place from intense traffic from the town.The complex has a museum where you can get acquainted with the legend and the facts about...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, unusual piece of history. Up in the hills; quiet, peaceful. Cliff dwellings are easily accessible via stairs and paths with railings, but not handicap accessible. Nice path through the woods to the catacombs, although there's not a lot to explore at the end of...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

It cost us only 5 lev to get there from Golden Sands by taxi. The entry fee was affordable too. The site is divided to three areas: a small museum, a forest walk to the caves and the rock monastery itself. The rock galleries are...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

It's situated in a forest and it is entwined with greenery. Exciting experience, pleasant aromas and very old history traces.

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Small and remote location, well maintened. You need a ticket to enter. Check website for extra activities such as concerts and special exhibitions in the small local museum. Walk up to the top level, explore the territory and visit the museum - all interesting and...More

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CC24_2011
October 30, 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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