With a treasure of attractions, Nessebar is a strong contender for your much-awaited vacation. Historical sites, cultural attractions and a trekking destination along with some great locations, Nessebar has something or the other to offer everyone. There are many major attractions that you must see in Nessebar and this guide will give you a fair idea about the place.
Visit the ancient Church of the Holy Archangels Michael And Gabriel or St Stephen's Church to spend some peaceful time. Get drenched in the beauty of art by visiting Art Gallery Jivotnoto. Go trekking all your way to Cape Emine or buy gifts from J-Craft Jewellery Shop. Enjoy some booze at the unusually designed Eco Bar or the Original Bulgarian Wine Shop. Other must see attractions also include Church of the Holy Survivor, Church of Christ Pantocrator and Nessebar Archaeological Museum.
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What to Do in and around Nessebar
Enjoy 11 best Nessebar attractions and points of interest to choose from!
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8231 Nessebar, Bulgaria
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
Get to know about the rich history of Nessebar- its civilizations, kingdoms, rulers and more by taking a stroll through Nessebar Archaeological Museum. The displays are translated into English and make for a knowledgeable experience.
Ancient pottery articles
Virtual chariot ride
The museum consists of artifacts from its Greek, Ottoman and Tharian civilizations.
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Ulitsa Ribarska | Oposite St Stephans Hotel, Nessebar, Bulgaria
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
A medieval orthodox church, turned into a museum is not uncommon in Nessebar. But St Stephen’s Church only adds to the city’s sea of historic churches. The church cannot be dated back precisely even though the oldest part of the church is said to be built in the 11th century!
Take a walk along yet another of Nessebar’s fantastic church ruins with signature basilica-like architecture and observe the wall paintings.
258 Mural paintings
More than 1000 figures are depicted in the paintings painted by
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09:00 am - 06:00 pm
A non-consecrated church, the Church of Christ Pantocrator is perhaps the most beautiful church in the city. Built in between in the 13th and 14th century, the church gets its name from the Greek name for ‘God’.
Beautiful Byzantine architecture
Non consecrated technique of building by bricks called ‘Opus Mixtum’
Art gallery accommodated within the church
Yet another of the city’s historic chapters, the church is a must when in the city.
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Tervel St. 6, Nessebar, Bulgaria
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
A small shop well hidden in the streets of Old town Nessebar, the Original Bulgarian Wine Shop is a treat for wine lovers! Take a walk inside to taste and buy some good and budget wine while you explore the old town. You will be sure to walk out with a bottle or two.
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11:00 am - 06:00 pm
A church dedicated to St John, the place is mostly ruins of the most iconic church in the city. Built in the 14th century, do notice the church’s construction in layered, colored stones which give it its characteristic look.
The story of a man dying here followed by only limited services organized at the church, is not uncommon. The earthquake of 1913 has left its mark on the building but not compromised on its appeal.
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Hemus 1A, Несебър, Bulgaria
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
A small intimate shop flooded with silver jewelry is a rare sight in Nessebar and JCraft Jewlellery Shop is as unique as the city itself!
Take a stroll around the shop to be amazed by unique handmade jewelry which incorporates semiprecious stones like calcite, agates, turquoise to name a few!
A must if you love art, jewelry or simply want to buy a unique gift for loved ones back home! If you are travelling on a tight budget, the place is still a perfect way to spend an hour or so admiring the designs.
Built in 1609, the church of Holy Savior is a star attraction in Nessebar’s old town. The stone building which is partially buried in the ground still stands tall to preserve its ancient architecture and rustic appeal.
Wall paintings in the church which cover the whole of its interiors. The paintings depict the life of Christ and Virgin Mary.
The ruins of a bath which lie close to the church.
Taking a walk here is perfect to experience the relics of the time gone by.
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If you love trekking, strong breeze and a beautiful view of the sea, then head to Cape Emine. The cape is known to be the country’s stormiest cape and is perfect for anyone who is looking for an exciting trek through the serene terrain.