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Explore the well preserved Aladzha Monastery

We will visit one of the biggest and well preserved rocky monasteries in Bulgaria - Aladzha (from Turkish- colourful) Monastery. A truly magical place with interesting history and many legends.

From Varna
Online Experience
45 min
Europe
Upto 5 people
English
Highlights
  • Visit Aladzha Monastery, located in the woods near Varna on this live-streamed experience
  • Insights into the history and legends associated with the mysterious monastery
  • Admire the gorgeous panoramic views from the cliffs 
Description

This online experience will take you to Aladzha (which in Turkish means colourful) Monastery, one of the most significant and well-preserved rocky monasteries in Bulgaria. This abandoned monastery is carved in limestone cliffs in the woods next to Varna, Bulgaria's third-largest city. Built in the 4th Century, the monastery was used by the monks when Bulgaria followed orthodox Christianity. However, the monastery was abandoned in the late 14th Century when Bulgaria came under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. You will learn about the history of this magical place and interesting stories and legends as well. 

Inside the monastery, there is a cave church and a chapel which we will see from afar. Wherever possible, I will help you admire the incredible views from the top of the cliffs. Later, you will visit a museum inside the complex that showcases the life and times of monks who once resided in the monastery.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Since the network strength inside the caves will be poor, so the guide will show you the monastery from outside
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 35 EUR per screen or as a private tour for 120 EUR and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Strahil Popov

I live in Varna, the third-largest city of Bulgaria rich with ancient history and cultural heritage. I love my country and have completed guiding courses to share its beauty with others. I have deep knowledge of our geography, history, customs and traditions, and will help you to discover the real Bulgaria! 

From USD 42 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.