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Aladzha Monastery, Varna

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#3 of 10 in Historic Sites in Varna
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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.
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  • 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 »
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  • Interesting place. It takes around 30-45 minutes to visit the place and the museum. There is many interesting facts about cave churches and the beginning of the archeology in Bulgaria.
  • Great nature, calm, spiritual secluded place, but actually not many orthodox items to see (like icons, etc.). Easy hike from the shore.

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