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.HistoryThe 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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  • Cross layout, three altar niches, Bell Tower, four pillars, eight columns, first half of the 14th century from a very well maintained small park. Worth a visit!
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  • Surrounded by large gardens to get a full perspective of the Church from any corner of the square in which was built in the 14th century. Its walls are repeated the stripes of white stone and red brick. There are lines of green disks and a frieze of swastikas as decorative elements.
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  • In my opinion, this is the most "complete" Church, representing the typical Bulgarian architecture. Love seen brickwork-simply fairy tale and a delight for the eyes!
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  • Very nice place to visit list of old churches to see from sunny beach get the number 1 or 5 1.30 level each well worth a visit
  • The church is lovely, we even got to see something special thanks to the curator. We also enjoyed the exhibition of old maps.
  • A great place to visit. Also a good setting for photos. A reach historical place, the old town of Nessebar, is a great place to visit when exploring the Bulgarian coast line.
  • A piece of ancient hystory! Must visit if you like such a things.
  • Superb ! Nessebar it is for people who know , what is a " old town " ! (Scuze me my gramatical english ) . Sorin Matei -Bucharest -Romania

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