Aladzha monastery - is the most famous medieval rock-hewn monastery on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, inhabited by hermit monks in 13-14 c. It is located within 15 km of Varna and 3 km of Golden Sands.
A museum building is erected near the monastery, which houses a permanent exhibition presenting the past of the monastic community.
There are numerous legends about the monastery, due to the lack of written data, which shrouds the place in enigma and mysteriousness and has stirred the imagination of its numerous researchers and admirers for more than a century. According to data from one of the legends, Aladzha monastery was built on the remains of an ancient town that was once founded by Philip II of Macedon (359 - 336 BC), but this information has no scientific confirmation so far.
May – October
For the site: 9.00 – 21.00 h
For the museum exhibition: 9.00 – 17.00 h
Open Seven Days a Week
November – April
9.00 – 16.00 h
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Enquiries: Tel. 052 355 460; 0882 916 950; 0889013471; 0887 841 492