St Stephens Church, Nessebar

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Walk through centuries of artistic and religious history at St Stephens Church, a World Heritage Site on the coast of the Black Sea. The eastern (and oldest) part of the small three-nave basilica dates from the 11th century, while murals of over 1,000 New Testament figures were added in the 16th and 18th centuries. Later, organizations and the government renovated the church in order to preserve its iconography, carved bishop's throne, and a pulpit. Take time to study the well-preserved interior frescoes, rare examples of wall art of central Europe. Plan to visit St Stephens Church and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Nessebar attractions using our Nessebar trip planning app .
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  • This, as well as a few other Churches in Nessebyr, is impressive! In Poland there will probably not be a single old monument as the churches in this city, and it is worth mentioning that they are very well preserved! The perfect example of medieval Byzantine architecture.
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  • Externally it doesn't say much, it looks like one of the surrounding dwellings, you wouldn't give it any value. Paying the ticket, and I assure you it's worth it, you will notice a complete upheaval of perspective. Internally it is in fact completely covered with these beautiful paintings (the photos are unfortunately not a great for lack of light) but you can glimpse some details.
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  • Wonderful place to visit. Spend extra time reading the walls and exploring. Quite a marvel and very old.  more »
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