Today I am going to show you one of my favourite places on The Black Sea Coast - Nesebar. An ancient town, separated into two parts - old and new. "Nesebar" is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town was known in the past as Mesembria in Greek and as a very important coastal city.
Време е за малко снимки от Несебър - един от любимите ми градове на морето.
Basilica of the Holy Mother of God Eleusa
The town was settled at the beginning of 6th century BC. It was one of the most important strongholds of the Byzantine Empire from the 5th century AD. It was fought over by Byzantines and Bulgarians, being captured and incorporated in the lands of the First Bulgarian Empire in 812 by Khan Krum.
Church of St Stephen
The capture of the town by the Turks in 1453 marked the start of its decline, but its architectural heritage remained and was enriched in the 19th century by the construction of wooden houses in style typical for the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast during the Ottoman period.
Hagia Sophia Church
photo credits: me, text: wikipedia
Nesebar - old town by night Reviewed by Stanislava E. on 7/30/2014 Rating: