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Aladzha Monastery is naturally carved from a vertical karst cliff surrounded by trees and bushes. The complex includes monks' cells, a refectory, kitchen, small cemetery church, crypt, and farm. Enter the chapel on the second level to explore partially ruined medieval frescoes from the 14th century. See the fragments of five monks' figures and the main mural depicting Jesus on a throne surrounded by flying angels. The monastery owes its name to these colorful murals, which are now almost destroyed. The Persian-Arabic word aladzha means motley. To visit Aladzha Monastery on your trip to Varna, use our Varna journey builder.
Aladzha Monastery reviews
Very interesting area. The caves and underground section were very cool. When the other tourists who were talking loudly on the phone and doing selfies left the caves, it was very peaceful and...
Very interesting area. The caves and underground section were very cool. When the other tourists who were talking loudly on the phone and doing selfies left the caves, it was very peaceful and... more »
One of the things to visit, close to Varna. Impresive carving in the stone. There are some stairs to climb but will worth it.
One of the things to visit, close to Varna. Impresive carving in the stone. There are some stairs to climb but will worth it. more »
I went there to see the monastery it turned out that there were catacombs 10 minutes away from the monastery. A lovely place to visit if you are in the area. It is situated in the national park Golden sands. Nature is gorgeous.
Interesting place to visit. Although much of the actual history is lost in time, very intriguing nonetheless. Plenty of free parking available. Note: They don't accept cards, no euros. Only Lev.
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