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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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  • A very impressive place on the map of Nesebar, well worth visiting while travelling there. It really takes your breath away. 
    A very impressive place on the map of Nesebar, well worth visiting while travelling there. It really takes your breath away.  more »
  • Wonderful frescoes that cover almost every inch of wall space! If you can read about the paintings theme of Mother of God before you visit you will have an easier time understanding the stories... 
    Wonderful frescoes that cover almost every inch of wall space! If you can read about the paintings theme of Mother of God before you visit you will have an easier time understanding the stories...  more »
  • Medieval church with extremely well preserved frescoes and icons. It was built in the 11th century and the frescoes are from the 16th century. The altar is said to be the original from the 16th... 
    Medieval church with extremely well preserved frescoes and icons. It was built in the 11th century and the frescoes are from the 16th century. The altar is said to be the original from the 16th...  more »

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