Aladzha Monastery is a medieval Orthodox Christian cave monastery complex in north-eastern Bulgaria, 17 km north of central Varna and 3 km west of Golden Sands beach resort, in a protected forest area adjacent to the Golden Sands Nature Park.
The monastery caves were hewn into a 25-m high vertical carst cliff near the upper edge of the Frangen plateau on several levels. The complex also includes two small nearby catacombs.
Dedicated to the Holy Trinity, it was an active hesychast monastic community of The Second Bulgarian Empire since the 12th century and perhaps survived until the early 18th century.
Today the grotto is a very popular tourist destination.
These photos are even more interesting for the detailed description in your comment.
Kindest regards from Trieste. Mauro
Ma figurati Mauro! Cerco solo di non scrivere tanto sotto le foto ma non si puo dire solo con due parole quello che vuoi fare vedere. Comunque sul mio sito web c'ene tanti altri foto.
Saluti da Torino, Mimi
non mancherò di passare appena ho un pò di tempo ...
i prossimi commenti sulle tue foto posso scriverli in italiano?
Buona serata ciao Mauro
Certo, scrivi anche in italiano!
A presto, Mimi
Fascinating comments & a beautiful photo. Congratulations, Mimi, & best greetings from England!
Thanks for your kind comment Sarah!
Very nice photo!
Nice photo! Detailed comment!
Thanks Eugene! Very kind of you!
Balla y nitida,toma interior.FRAN.
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Photo taken in Primorski, Bulgaria
Misplaced? Suggest new location