Church of Christ Pantocrator, Nessebar

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The Church of Christ Pantocrator is a medieval Eastern Orthodox church in the eastern Bulgarian town of Nesebar, on the Black Sea coast of Burgas Province. Part of the Ancient Nesebar UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Church of Christ Pantocrator was constructed in the 13th–14th century and is best known for its lavish exterior decoration. The church, today an art gallery, survives largely intact and is among Bulgaria's best preserved churches of the Middle Ages.
The Church of Christ Pantocrator is usually dated to the late 13th or early 14th century. University of Pennsylvania scholar Robert G. Ousterhout places its construction in the mid-14th century. Rough Guides author Jonathan Bousfield attributes its building to the rule of Tsar Ivan Alexander of Bulgaria (r. 1331–1371), though during this time control of Nesebar changed many times between the Second Bulgarian Empire and Byzantium. The church is dedicated to Christ Pantocrator, a name of God which hails him as the "Ruler of All" in Greek.
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  • this church is located in a square and in front of church are many beautiful colorful flowers.outside of church is very beautiful and if you want to visit inside of church you must pay for...  more »
  • Not everyday that most people get to see something so old and well preserved. well worth a visit in my opinion!  more »
  • This was one of my favourite churches, it is beautiful inside and out. Look up when inside....gorgeous. it's not big but it is beautiful...  more »
  • Beautiful church in Nessebar. The inside is an art gallery
  • Probably the most beautiful (exterior) Orthodox church in Nessebar. The combination of stone and red bricks creates beautiful wall design. Nice example of byzantine architecture of 13th century.
  • There's a lot to feel inside. You can have a great experience of art, divine, architecture chedauvres and celebration of rituals.
  • An historical centre at the middle of nesebay
  • Old ancient church with lots of hysyory

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