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Great place, very peaceful enhanced by monastic music , walk in woods to catacombs. Good museum... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lynda D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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A simple vision of life

The place were monks built a place to live, pray and die in the heart of a mountain. If you are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marius I
Sibiu, Romania
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank Lynda D
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Marius I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jake S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank pmdfoster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The monastery is very old and big part of it doesn't exist but it's interesring to see how it's carved in the rocks. The bad thing is that there're many coins and banknotes throwed by the visitors in different places which is awful

1  Thank Stanil Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Monastery is beautifully set in a lovely green area- very tranquil and a lovely spot! Difficult to get to via public transport (nearest bus stop at Golden Sands- 2 miles climb away) so would recommend alternative means

1  Thank jamtulacz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It takes 2 minutes walk from the parking to get to the entrance. First, you should visit the museum, that tells you the story of the monastery. Then, climb the stairs and get to three different levels of the monastery. It is very unique, carved...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aladzha Monastery (it`s pronounced - "alaja") it`s located at a 10-15 minutes car distance from Golden Sands, Varna. The parking is quite small, but if you wait enough, there will be no problem to find a good spot to park. On the entrance there is...More

1  Thank Bogdan M
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The path to the monastery is green and inviting. The place itself is unique and interesting. It was not easy to do all the climbing because it was a hot day, but we didn't regret it. Highly recommended. The monastary is a great piece of...More

1  Thank MottiB4
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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