Museums

The Archaeological Museum

The archaeological excavations on the territory of Nessebar peninsula have revealed rich collections of cultural monuments which illustrate the history of the ancient Messambria and the middle-aged Nessebar. A great part of the exhibits has been placed in the four halls of the archaeological museum.

Contact telephone number: 0554 46019

E-mail: contacts@ancient-nessebar.com

Website: www.ancient-nessebar.com

The Church of St Stephen

The church of St Stephen is also known as the New Metropolitan Church (Nova Mitropolia). It was built in the period between 11th and 13th cc. It is a three-isled basilica and the central isle is higher than the lateral ones. In the 16th century the church was enlarged by adding a new structure to the west. The church is built of dressed stone and bricks. Architectural elements belonging to other demolished churches have been used in its construction. The frescoes inside include 1 000 figures in 258 compositions of the bible.

The Blessed Savior (Sveti Spas)

The church is a very modest construction because it was built in the 17th century when Nessebar was under the Ottoman rule. The oppressors did not allow the construction of tall Christian churches. Its eastern facade was half dug into the ground. The walls inside are covered with frescos. The most remarkable scene is that of Virgin Mary with infant Christ.

The Ethnographical museum

Moskoyani’s house is a typical example of Nessebar house architecture from the late National Revival period. It houses the ethnographical museum which presents an exhibition of traditional costumes from Burgas area distinguished by colour and variety.