Othodox Christian church"Lord's Transfiguration"/ Preobrajenie Gospodne - 1765
This is the oldest building in the town of Pomorie ,built in 1763-64 ,completed and sanctified in 1765.It was built on the emplacement of a smaller temple that had existed since IX century and destroyed in 1760.The church's massive rectangular building is composed of three naves with wooden ceilings.There are no external domes and interior arches. The altar apse to the east is missing and covered by a two hip roof. Two windows - to the north and south. Two gates - the southern one bigger than the western one. The church is built entirely of stone .(the town has been set on fire numerous times because of its greek population,according to the local woman I've spoken to She named the church -"Jesus Christ".)
The inside is decorated with icons and wood carved iconostasis with floral motives. The fretwork is of very high artiastic and technical level.17 large icons of the king's row by different icon painters from XVII and XVIII century are placed on the iconostasis.Some icons originate even from the XVI century. On the second apostolic row there are 33 small icons - apostolis ,festal and saints. All icons have high artistic qualities and are placed among the best works of icon painting on Bulgarian lands.
Under the king's icon of Jesus Christ ( on the right ) , in the foundations, there is a small holy spring with holy water ( you need to lift the stone that covers it ),appearing from a stone slab of 20-25cm thichness. The spring was names by the Christians "Tears of Jesus" and thus arises the common local name of the church among the citizens of Pomorie as "the Old Jesus Church".
The original architectural design of the church missing altar apse to the east ,and the rich interior decoration makes it unique for the whole Christian world.
In 1972 the church has been explored and listed as an original monument of fine are ,and in 1976 has been reckognized as Monument of culture of national significance Ist degree.
There is a tiny rocky beach by the fisherman's port at the end of the old town ,covered with shells and having 4-5 umbrellas .You can watch from there the boats entering and leaving the small bay ,the light tower in the water or the seagulls feeding on shells .
Church" Birth of Mary" / Rojdestvo Bogorodichno - this seems to be the main church in Pomorie , located in a sea garden in the old/ residential area of Pomorie. I can imagine that weddings take part in here. I have not gathered any info about this building except the name. Hope to be excused:)
Only around the Old church I have seen a couple of old renassance houses and 1-2 streets that I love so much about the old town of Nessebar.All the rest are newly built ,with the exception of some baroque houses from the last century.In general a mix of architectural styles.
Pomorie has a historical museum that is displaying the town's history and life within the region from antique times to the Late Middle ages ( end of XIV century )
it is open all week from 9:00 - 12:00 and 15:00 - 20:00h
Unfortunately by the time I was there it was closed due to a major reconstruction of the whole building.
The Salt Museum is a branch of the historical museum and islocated between the two salt lakes.
It was open in 2002 with the financial support of EU.
It is the only one of its kind in the eastern part of Europe.
works from monday to saturday > 10:00 - 18:00h
The only preserved part of the wall around the city salt works . It was used to limit the access of sweet rainwater ,street dust and domestic animals to the salt works. It dates from the time of the Ottoman occupation in Bulgaria.
In 1935 the wall was restored and a drain to carry rainwater from the streets into the sea was built aswell. It was destructed in its major part in 1957 and reconstructed in april 2005 , under the Phare BG project- "Developpment of the Salt Museum in Pomorie as a complete cultural tourism site".