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    The Basilica Holy Mother Eleusa

    by timada Written Oct 18, 2008

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    The Basilica Holy Mother Eleusa , Nessebar

    The Basilica Holy Mother Eleusa (Tenderness) was built in the North side of the peninsula. It is dated to the VI c. It is a three-nave church with three more apses and a nartex. The two side aisles have two smaller apses pointing the North and to the South. It is 28 m long and 18 m wide. In 1920 excavations and studying started here. Now the basilica is well preserved and partly restored. The Medieval churches of Nessebar are the pearls in the precious string of ancient cultural monuments that can be seen nowadays. Some of them completely saved and some- partially, they are the hearts of the unique atmosphere of Nessebar.

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    The Church St. Archangels Gabriel And Michael

    by timada Updated Oct 18, 2008

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    The Church St. Archangels Gabriel And Michael
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    The Church St. Archangels Gabriel And Michael is situated close to St.Paraskeva Church. It is a single nave cruciform building, 13,90 m in length and 5,30 m in width. Its eastern side has three small tripartite apses. The facade is arched. The decoration of the drums and the space above is similar of this of St.Paraskeva. The cornice line is dominated by the dome construction, its base being preserved till now. Niches, wall-piers and longitudinal walls reach complete harmony, linking functionality with decorativeness.

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    The Church St. Paraskeva

    by timada Updated Oct 18, 2008

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    The Church St. Paraskeva , Old Nessebar
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    The Church St. Paraskeva / XIII-XIV c./ is a single nave church, 15 m by 6 m in size, with a nartex. A pentagonal apse is jutting out to the East. The church is built of stone and bricks in rows. The Southern and northern facades are ornamented with blind arches which drums are richly decorated. The motives are fish bone, sun zigzag, checker board etc. are made of stone and bricks too. Over them decorative ornaments - round and glazed saucers are walled in. Result of later reconstruction, the roof of the church has two slopes. It is a typical cruciform church- the roof is formed as a cross and above it, in the central part, there is a drum with a dome. In the past there has been a bell-tower over the nartex. Its existence is proved by the stone stairway inside between the naos and the nartex.

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    The Church St.John The Baptist

    by timada Updated Oct 18, 2008

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    The Church St.John The Baptist ,Nessebar
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    The Church was built in the XI c. its construction is made of rough stone and mortar. The church is 14 m long and 10 m wide. It is a transitional type - between the Early Christian basilicas and the medieval cruciform churches. It represents the architectural prototype of the Nessebar churches erected in the following periods. There is a cylindrical drum above the central part of the church and it ends with a hemispherical dome. To the East there are three semicircular apses. No nartex can be seen. The Western, the Northern and the Southern facades of the church possess high blind arches. The church was plastered up and painted with frescoes. Inside there is a portrait of a donator on the South wall and fragments with St. Marina are preserved on the southeastern column. Nowadays a cozy art gallery takes place there.

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    Church St. Christ Pantocrator

    by timada Updated Oct 18, 2008

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    Church St. Christ Pantocrator
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    The Church is dated to the XIII-XIV c., the exquisite construction, the perfect proportions and the picturesque decoration on the facade make the visitors forget the reality and pass into the dream word. The church is rectangular with dimensions 16 m in length and 6,90 m in width. It possesses two entrances-to the South and to the West. On the eastern side there are three small richly profiled apses. All over the facade there are highly walled in arches. Above them three rows of decorative saucers and four leafed flowers. Frieze of swastikas-the solar cult symbol, made of bricks, passes above the apses on the eastern side. The richly decorated drum of the dome has eight windows in form of arches. The nartex is small and under the floor there is a medieval tomb. Only traces of the original mural paintings are saved on the inner walls. The church, almost entirely preserved gives us the opportunity to understand all these buildings in their initial appearance.

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    Sunny Beach

    by Childish Written Jul 6, 2006

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    Bulgaria, Sunny Beach
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    Sunny Beach is located 1-2 km away from Nessebar. Bulgarians usually go on vacation to Nessebar but sun bathe in Sunny Beach where the beach is bigger and better.
    There is a bus from Nessebar to Sunny Beach. The ticket costs 0.60lv.

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    Check out the two-storeyed...

    by Nobbe Updated Feb 9, 2005

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    Wooden house

    Check out the two-storeyed period houses with stone-built ground levels and wooden upper floors jutting above the streets and external staircases. Nesebur houses have small yards facing the street. A wooden staircase leads up to the second floor which is lightly structured and completely faced with wood. The central living quarters are occupied by the parlor from which numerous doors lead to the remaining rooms. Wooden ceilings and whitewashed walls characterize the interior. The upper floor windows are wide, those on the ground floor are narrow and few in number.

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  • Go around on a scooter.

    by ilko4002 Written Aug 20, 2003

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    Renting a scooter is a good alternitive to walking. Its a good and quick. You need a document that states that you are 16. Speed limit is about 40 kilometres an hour. Renting a scooter is about 30 levs a day. You are also responsible for filling in the gas tank, even though that will be almost nothing considering how economy on the scooters. You will get a discount if u rent it for a week.

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