Aladzha MonasteryCurrently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
- Address: In Naturpark, Varna, Bulgaria
- Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Phone: +359-52355460
- Ticket Price: 5 BGN
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Cave, Family And Kids, Monastery , Archaeological Site
Aladzha Monastery - Review
This is an orthodox Christian Cave Monastery. It is an archaeological site that is ocated 17 kilometres to the north of Varna. The caves have been hewn into a 25 metre high cliff. The place is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. Nature lovers will love this place because outside the monastery, the scenery is beautiful. Archaeology enthusiasts will find a visit to this place to be very educational and amusing. Highlights include:
- Legends of Aladzha Monastery- An audio visual show.
- The Monastery Cells
- The refectory
- The kitchen
- The crypt
- The farm premises
- The Catacombs (located about 600 – 700 m to the west of the monastery.)
Aladzha Monastery Information
- Guide lectures in Bulgarian and Russian only. Read up on the history of place before-hand.
Aladzha Monastery Ticket Prices
- Adults: LEV 5
- Children: LEV 2
- For Groups with less than 20 people: LEV 15
- For Groups with more than 20 people: LEV 10
- Guide lectures- LEV 20
How To reach Aladzha Monastery by Public Transport
- Hire a taxi. A junction leads to the monastery on the road from Varna to Zlatni Pyasatsi Resort. Signposts will help you on the way.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Aladzha Monastery
95% of people who visit Varna include Aladzha Monastery in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
33.27% of people start their Aladzha Monastery visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Aladzha Monastery
93.51% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Aladzha Monastery
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Aladzha Monastery, Varna Reviews
The monastery and museum are definitely worth a visit. The museum is informative and has a good amount of English-language information as well as a variety of mosaics and icons. The monastery itself is a must see for anyone interested in monastic life, early Christianity, archaeology, and/or architecture. The views were also incredible.
Well really it's just a few caves in the face of a 50 metre cliff. But they're very well presented with charming gardens and a little museum. And the cell at the top has a sea view. I guess in the evenings there's some sort of audio visual presentation with projections against the cliff. Monkish music pumped around the gardens adds to the atmosphere. There are lots of steps so it's not for those whose movement is challenged. Also, I imagine at peak season there will be constant tour groups, three coaches arrived and departed in the hour or so I was there. I walked from Golden Sands but it's a hike alongside first a busy road and then a bendy one with no sidewalk.
Of course impressive. Normal admission price. An interesting place to come to your senses. Worth a brisk walk through the botanical forest
Very beautiful place which is worthy to be seen! The old rock monasteries in Bulgaria re very rear to see nowadays
It's just some steps after natur park/bothanical garden. Worth to visit if you aim to explore Varna. If you wish to get there from the city by bus, go into 409, but be warned that there isn't a road for walkers, therefore, for eldery people and in a winter the way on foot can be dangerous.