VIDEO: Exploring the Medieval Aladzha Rock Monastery

David’s Been Here is touring all the top sites and must-visit attractions in and around the Bulgarian city of Varna. Located just under 20 kilometers outside the city is one of Bulgaria’s most interesting national monuments and open-air museums: the Aladzha Rock Monastery. Dating back to the 10th century, this medieval monastery is cut directly into the hill’s limestone rock, reaching up to 40 meters high in some places. Explore the ancient chapels and quarters of medieval monks and hermits as David walks us through this historic, archaeological gem.

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