The Church " Hristos Vsedurjitel " (Pantokrator) XIII - XIV century, can be found in the Center of Nessebar and is used as art gallery.There is no chance to miss it as it is located on the main commercial street. On the lright side of it , you have the post office if you need to make a call home or send cards.
It is so beautiful to see the sunrise while everybody is still sleeping and all you have for company are the seagulls flying over your head and screaming to greet the sun.
Before sunrise , you can see the fisherman heading on their way to throw their nets in the Sunny beach bay. It's always something interesting to observe...
on the second pic You can see the port of the old Nessebar at the right forming a gate to the bay of sunny beach with Emine cap where the sun rises in the morning.
An Old house in Nessebar from the Bulgarian Revival period of the 18th century, with the traditional lace handcrafts that the women do during the long winters....
Wood is what is more typical for the Nessebar houses, old worn out wood , with a brown ,gray color due to the high moisture...The wood is used for isolation and preservation of the facades. The weather conditions in winter are very harsh - strong freezing winds blow often.
first floor is made out of white stone usually.
The church dates back from 14th century. It had a crucified dome with three apses and a narthex.
The church had two entrances - to the north and to the south, which is a rare architectural decision for religious buildings.
This small church was built in the beginning of 17th century. The eastern facade was half dig in the ground.
There are frescoes on the walls that represent life scenes of Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary and are of big interest.
The tombstone of a Byzantine princess Mataissa Cantacuzina is saved there.
It is already possible to take pictures inside the church with no flash against a small fee (4lv).
The church St. Stephen is also known as The New Metropolitan. It was initially built in the end of the 9th century and then reconstructed first in the 16th and then in 18th century. The frescoes are impressive. The church is an example of the Bulgarian medieval architecture.
Currently the church of St. Stephen is closed for renovations till the end of 2008.
This is yet another symbol of Nesebar - The Black Sea Urban House.
It’s got 2 floors, with a stone ground floor and timber upper floor.
There’s usually a basement used for storing wine, drying fish or nets.
The houses of the wealthy are richly decorated.
Among these houses are that of Captain Pavel near the harbour, of Lambrinov, of Diamandi and of Moskoiani (now the Ethnographical Museum).
The surviving icons from Nesebar date from the 13th to the 19th century. They are displayed at the Archaeological Museum, the National Art Gallery and the National Museum of History in Sofia, and also at the Archaeological Museum in Nesebar.
children 1.50 lv.
The Church of St Spas (Sveti Spas) was erected in 1609, when the Ottomans ruled.
The church donor was Teotok, a wealthy local.
The church was built from stone and clay, with a timber roof. It’s 12m long and 10m wide.
Several 17th-century murals have been preserved.
The Church of St John Aliturgetos (the Unconsecrated) was built in the 14th century. Its name comes from the fact that it was never consecrated and used for religious services.
The church rises above the harbour in the southeastern part of town.
It’s the best example of the picturesque style in Nessebur. On the outside, you can spot different motifs, such as crosses, suns, griffins, lions or birds.
The interior was decorated with frescos. The floor was covered with a mosaic of whire, red and green marble diamonds, sqares and triangles.
A built-in-tomb, probably of the church donor, has been found here.
The church was well-preserved until the 1913 earthquake.
The Church of Christ Pantocrator (The Almighty) was built in the 13th-14th century. It’s 1 of the best preserved and most remarkable churches in Bulgaria.
Remains of all earlier periods of the town’s history have been excavated in the area in front of the church.
Today it serves as an art gallery.
St John the Baptist (Sveti Ioan Krustitel) is a small church from the 11th century. It’s rather plain, with brick ornaments around the windows and above the door only.
Inside, you can find a faded portrait of a donor from the 14th century, the fragments of frescos on the dome and a fresco on a column from the 17th century.
The New Metropolitan Church of St Stephen (Novata Mitropoliya Sveti Stefan) is a multicoloured basilica and the only church in Nesebar with well-preserved 16th-century frescos.
The church was built in the 9th century in the Byzantine style: rows of bricks, ceramic 4-leaved floral motifs, rosettes and circles, niches, arches and rectangular spaces.
It was used until the 20th century.
The large number of Christian basilicas and their impressive size suggest that Mesembria was a centre of an Eparchy.
One of these is the Basilica by the Seashore (Kraimorskata). It was restored and used throughout the Middle Ages.
Tombs and brick seals from the age of Emperor Justinian have been found here.
The locals believe that this was the Church of Eleusa (The Merciful).
There used to be 40 mediaeval churches and chapels in Nesebar, but only few have survived. Among them is the Old Metropolitan Church (Starata Mitropoliya), from the 5th century, built on the ruins of the ancient temple to Apollo. The church was seriously damaged in the 6th century, but was restored in the 7th-8th century.
The locals used to call this church St Sophia.
Mediaeval burials in sarcophagi have been found here. Relics of saints were moved from this church to Venice in 1257.
In the 19th century the church stopped functioning and gradually became a ruin.