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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.

gigman on June 6, 2008

Very good description of the place. Anyway it is one of the most interesting sites in the area. It's a pleasure to recall a nice holiday before going for another adventure (with a camera ofcourse:) Regards!

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on June 6, 2008

Thanks gigman, it is very kind of you. BTW, did you see also Kaliakra & Pobiti Kamani in this area? Look here:


Pobiti Kamani

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Faintlightofdawn on June 17, 2008

Very nice! Best wishes from England!

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on June 17, 2008

Thanks faintlightofdawn! You have nice collection of animals and birds!

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arch.khazarian on July 8, 2011

I Like it,

Greetings, Alfred

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