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Ancient City of Nessebar

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A Historical Viewpoint of the Black Sea

The old town of Nesebar has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It's on the coast of the Bulgarian Black Sea. It's well worth a visit, but in summer, it gets very crowded because many people come daily to the beaches and to discover the new city of Nesebar, as well as other places nearby. Nesebar has a rich historical and architectural legacy, and like many other places in the Balkan region, it reminds us of a crossroads between old empires. Besides the old monuments of its rich historical past, it has a nice beach and a picturesque seaport.


Ancient History

The town of Nessebar, which was originally called Nesseba, stands on a small rocky peninsula in the Black Sea and is connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. The city dates back to 510. C. when it was founded by the Greeks Chalcedonians, where there was previously a Thracian settlement. The city became prosperous through trade with the hinterland, but it was was in the fifth and sixth centuries when he built a series of churches, including the Metropolitan church, whose ruins can still be visited today. Later in history, the most noble Byzantines built churches, so the city had more than 40.

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