Nessebar, historical heritage of Bulgaria

Published: 28/11/2021 Times Read: 300

History buffs should definitely visit the city where most of the churches are preserved, each of which is a significant historical monument. The oldest city in Europe - Nessebar is the rare highlight of Bulgaria with a unique architecture that is more than three millennia old. Every year archaeologists find traces of ancient civilizations on the rocky peninsula. Especially attractive are the wooden buildings from the 19th century.

The oldest church - Mitropolitska Church, built on the ruins of the Temple of Apollo, preserves ancient frescoes from the 16th century, a throne chapel highlighting the Bulgarian Renaissance period. You can visit the art gallery and see the richness of forms and ceramics in the decoration of the Church of Christ Pantocrator. Tourists are amazed by the old windmill and the Turkish bath.

Trips to the archaeological and ethnographic museums are very interesting. You will be impressed by the collection of ancient icons, the gold jewellery from the 4th to 3rd century BC and the circulating coins from the 4th to 1st century BC. You will see the traditional costumes of the locals in Bulgaria and the 8-metre high sand dunes and white rocks with imaginative shapes will take you to a fairyland.

The beaches in Nessebar are one of the most environmentally friendly, that is why they are so popular. The purest golden sand beaches are popular from May to October. In the resorts, you can not only sunbathe but also play volleyball, sailing, scootering, diving or windsurfing under the supervision of a coach.

The town of 10,000 inhabitants is rich in small cosy restaurants with delicious fish dishes, souvenir shops with an abundance of pottery, various figurines and leather jewellery.

The old and the new Nessebar are very different. Destroyed towers, fortress walls and the East Gate, which adorns the entrance to the city, have been replaced by wide streets with modern high-rise buildings. Couples with children will have fun in the Action Park.

The service here is top-notch, so parking, cafeterias, fun and extreme water slides will satisfy even the most demanding traveller. The best time to visit Nessebar is from April to June. In July and August, the weather is very hot, but sun-worshippers will get their money's worth.

Everything here is fascinating: the Church of St. Stephen - one of the oldest buildings, the significant architectural monument - the Church of St. Spas, the preserved remains of the walls of the Church of St. Sofia, the national holidays with music and dances. The richness of the local cuisine distinguishes the inhabitants of this sunny land for their health and longevity. Every day the menu includes dairy products, vegetables and seafood.

An introduction to the local wine industry and a wine tasting will be a pleasure. In Bulgaria, wine of excellent quality is an attribute of a festive meal, which is why it is popular all over the world. Visiting this amazing city, you will get to know all the intricacies of the life of Bulgarian inhabitants and learn all the secrets of ancient culture.

Apart-Star © 2023