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All reviews golden sands nature park small museum forest path top level rooms carved climb the stairs different levels cliff dwellings interesting place ancient times beautiful nature peaceful place middle ages entrance fee worth a visit nice walk
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must see one time, i was winter time so the view wasn't very nice, but definitely worth to see the monastery. there is also a path in the forest to catacombs.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank simona s
Reviewed 1 February 2019 via mobile

The entrance fee is very high for monastery,but the park inside is big and peaceful with lots of plants and trees, so i can agree with the price cause you get two things rock monastery and botanic garden.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stefkai2018
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Aladzha Monastery is located north of Varna. There is a museum. The place is great for a walk. My guests always keep them there. Around here is a forest with eco paths. Also a good place for walks in nature.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Andronova07
Reviewed 2 November 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 26 October 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 2 October 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
Thank Inessa1010
Reviewed 27 September 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
1  Thank Mariya K
Reviewed 23 September 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 16 September 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
Thank Lynda D
Reviewed 10 September 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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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