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Aladzha Monastery - The Medieval Orthodox Christian Cave Monastery, Bulgaria

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Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on June 4, 2008

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.

▬ Mauro Antonini ▬ on July 4, 2008

Best Compliments.

These photos are even more interesting for the detailed description in your comment.

Kindest regards from Trieste. Mauro

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on July 4, 2008

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

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▬ Mauro Antonini ▬ on July 4, 2008

non mancherò di passare appena ho un pò di tempo ...

i prossimi commenti sulle tue foto posso scriverli in italiano?

Buona serata ciao Mauro

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on July 4, 2008

Certo, scrivi anche in italiano!

A presto, Mimi

Sarah Graham on July 8, 2008

Fascinating comments & a beautiful photo. Congratulations, Mimi, & best greetings from England!


Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on July 8, 2008

Thanks for your kind comment Sarah!

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Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on July 12, 2008

Thanks yalamidis!

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EugeneTrambo on July 14, 2008

Nice photo! Detailed comment!

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on July 14, 2008

Thanks Eugene! Very kind of you!

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Francisco Jose Rios on July 19, 2009

Balla y nitida,toma interior.FRAN.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 4, 2008
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    by Minka Tsoneva (Mimip…
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX *ist DS
    • Taken on 2006/09/02 13:32:55
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 20.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash