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Church of the Christ Pantocrator
Gateway to the ancient village
Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel
Church of St. Stephen
Saint Sophia Church
Arches of the antique basilica
Church of St John Baptist
Nessebar is a municipality located in eastern Bulgaria, Burgas region. Located on the shores of the Black Sea, is on an island connected to the mainland by a road. It is an old villa, very well preserved and is known as "The Pearl of the Black Sea." Its origins are Thracians but stable population was the first Greek villa Mesembria in the eleventh century BC Its historic centre was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1983.
N 42º 39' 31''
E 27º 43' 48''
Christ Pantokrator Church is a church built between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, and is one of the best preserved Middle Ages churches. It is built in byzantine style in the form of a latin cross with a construction technique known as opus mixtum. The most striking feature of the church is the richly decorated and colourful exterior part. It is part of the World Heritage Site by Unesco.
The Saint Sophia Church was built between the late V century and early sixth century, although the present appearance dates from the ninth century, when it was rebuilt. It is located in what was supposed to be the old part of the city, is 25,5 meters long and 13m wide. The division into three ships led by two rows of five columns each. The floor was covered with mosaics made with small coloured stones. It is part of the World Heritage Site by Unesco.
The Basilica of the Holy Mother of God Eleusa was built in the sixth century and was part of a monastic complex. Presumably it was destroyed by an earthquake. It has three naves, three abides and a narthex, with two smaller apses in the north and south sides. It is 28 meters long and 18m wide. It is part of the World Heritage Site by Unesco.
The Church of St John the Baptist is a cross-domed church, built of naked stone. It is one of the best preserved churches of the city. It is 12 meters long a 10m wide, and the structure of the church consists of two barrel vaults intersecting at the centre of the composition. There are still some of the frescoes, although dating from later times.
The Church of St. Paraskevi partially preserved was probably built between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. It has a single nave with pentagonal apse and it has a richly decorated exterior.
The dome and bell tower haven't survived to the present. It is part of the World Heritage Site by Unesco.
The Church of the Holy Archangels Michail and Gavrail was built between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries in a single nave with three apses and in the past was crowned by a cupola and a belfry. It has a rich exterior decoration characteristic of the city. It is part of the World Heritage Site by Unesco.
- Most of the churches are closed to protect the inside.