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Aladzha Monastery

In Naturpark, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
+359 52 355 460
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Remains of 11century monastery

Well preserved remains of an 11century monastery just outside Sunny Beach. WARNING- many steps to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
rogerbT3384PA
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London, United Kingdom
Very cool

Enjoyed checking this place out. Its not as big as you might think so if you're expecting to go... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JohnnyPung
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Norwood, Massachusetts
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In Naturpark, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
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+359 52 355 460
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"cliff dwellings"
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Reviewed yesterday

Well preserved remains of an 11century monastery just outside Sunny Beach. WARNING- many steps to climb to the top. This is the remains of an old monastery hewn out of the cliff face-quite a feat ! The monks slept on the rock with only some...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed checking this place out. Its not as big as you might think so if you're expecting to go deep inside the cliff face or underground exploring catacombs...not quite. You get to check out a quick couple of levels carved not too deep into the...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

It's great to see how the monks lived in the Aladzha Monastery during the middle ages. In case you're not afraid of hights, it's a nice experience to visit the 'first' and 'second floor' of the monastery. There's a possibility to visit the catacombs after...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Off the beaten path site, depicting the life of the ascetic monks in the mediaeval ages. Some 10 km. away from Varna and Golden Sands. In my view must see site, making the difference.

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

My wife and I visited the Aladzha Cave Monastery (Aladzha Manastir) a few miles north of Varna during a 10-day holiday in Bulgaria. This place was a surprise. The entry fee was BGN 5 pp. There is a small, interesting museum opposite the pay station,...More

1  Thank Richard_Harpum
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

An interesting monument although being limestone it is eroding quickly so see it before it vanishes. Great views from the terraces.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

I really like religious architecture and religious history ... and I was really unimpressed with this monastery. Resembling an ant farm or gerbil burrow, it is simply a pair of trenches dug into a rock cliff. Impressive feat by the monks, but as for a...More

Thank Jason K
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this Monastery on the way to Varna from Balchik. We parked the car and walked up the concrete stairs and path to the entrance. I did not go into that actual Monastery as it would have involved a lot of stairs and I...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

From Golden Sands it is a loooooooooong walk! If you are not comfortable working for an hour or so uphill in the heat then I would advise taking a yellow taxi (they should be less than 1leve per km, if not find another as there's...More

Thank Eliham
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

this is one of some monasteries in Bulgaria that were made in the rock. very interesting how they made it in so high rock.the children found it interesting too.. the entrance cost 5 leva per person.

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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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