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.

Neim Sejfuli on June 8, 2008

Nice shot!!



Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on June 8, 2008

Thanks, I was just looking at your photo that won in March! Very good photo!

mimipet’s greeting

Stanislav Romanovski… on June 28, 2015

Хорошее место для прогулок туристов после жаркого берега моря. Освежающая прохлада на горячую спину.

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  • Uploaded on June 4, 2008
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    by Minka Tsoneva (Mimip…
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A420
    • Taken on 2006/09/02 11:53:34
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