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Aladzha Monastery, Varna

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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. Use our Varna travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Aladzha Monastery and other attractions in Varna.
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  • If you relax on the Golden Sands-be sure to visit. There we caught a taxi straight to the bus stop, a little potorgovalis'-arrived at the price of bus tickets (three of us). And back down through the Botanical Garden-a very pleasant walk, very varied beach holidays, when a little podgorel and odurel from the heat:) In the monastery there to watch, if you have a fantasy you can imagine how people lived there and voshititsja their dedication and steadfastness. Us accustomed everywhere "search Kaif", very useful sometimes to think about other facets of life. We are polazali everywhere, revered in inete preliminary information. Say there's a beautiful laser show in the evening. Do not qualify, sorry.
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  • This is perhaps the most known among the eremickich monasteries arising in the scales, that worked in the 13th century. The word District is of Persian-Turkish and means "colourful, colorful" and could mean the color of the rocks of white and gray or remains of frescoes that are inside. About 12 million. years ago there was a sea and in the soft limestone bottom were created these caves. There is a museum with a rich collection of, among other old documents relating to the history of the monastery. By the wood you can also stroll down to the catacombs and feel like at the time of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII, because in his Chronicle is mention of this interesting place. In the Golden Sands and not only sin was not to visit this place. I would definitely recommend.
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  • The caves themselves are interesting but as others have said the area in which they are set is also lovely. Speakers in the grounds play orthodox spiritual incantations you can buy on cd in the shop w...  more »