Churches, Religion & Spirituality
Located 17kms north of Varna is the Aladzha Monastery. Cut into the rock is a chain of monastic cells, two churches and a chapel over several floors. Visit the catacombs to the south. Open 10.00 - 17.00.
It was built in the 16th century, and is reputed to have miraculous spring waters. Even to this day, the church still performs services. It has a bell-tower and a small yard with a surrounding wall of stone and wood. St. Constantine and Elena, Varna.
Gorno Ezerovo Monastery
Originally 12th century, although the present day monastery dates back to 1982. Built over seven springs, each with a different chemical content, said to have curative powers. Signposted from the Meden Rudnik district of Burgas.
The church was built in 1834 by Armenian refugees. It was remodelled and renovated in 2001 and a bell tower put in. Adjacent to the church is the Armenian National Centre building. 15 Zlatitsa St. Shumen 9700
Dating back to the 7th century, and destroyed seven hundred years later. It was rebuilt in 1856 over the foundations of the original one. Said to have healing waters, the church still functions and holds services. Well signposted in Pomorie, Burgas.
The largest mosque in Bulgaria and reputed to be the most beautiful was built in 1744. It has a 25mtr high dome, and a 40mtr minaret with 99 steps. Information leaflet available in English. ul Doiran, Shumen.