Town Gate

Black Sea Coast

The town gate leads to the old town. The well-preserved fortification walls here date from the 5th century AD.

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1. Archaeological Museum

0.03 MILES

Explore the rich history of Nesebâr – formerly Mesembria – at this fine museum. Greek and Roman pottery, statues and tombstones, as well as Thracian gold…

2. Christ Pantokrator Church

0.14 MILES

Typical of the characteristic Nesebâr construction is this well-preserved church, built in the mid-14th century. An unusual feature at the eastern end of…

3. Sveti Stefan Church

0.15 MILES

Built in the 11th century and reconstructed 500 years later, this is the best-preserved church in town. If you only visit one, this is the church to…

4. St John Aliturgetos Church

0.17 MILES

Overlooking the harbour to the south, this earthquake-battered building is set on a cliff and provides a picturesque setting for summertime concerts.

5. Church of St John the Baptist

0.18 MILES

The Church of St John the Baptist was built in the 10th century and features some of the best-preserved murals from the 14th and 17th centuries. The…

6. Byzantine Baths

0.19 MILES

Below ground level just behind the Sveti Spas Church are the partly excavated remains of a 6th-century Byzantine baths complex. Though not much to look at…

7. Sveti Spas Church

0.21 MILES

This modest, single-nave church was built in 1609, below ground level, as dictated by the Ottoman authorities of the time. It features some well-preserved…

8. Archangels Michael & Gabriel Church

0.24 MILES

This 13th-century ruin shows off some beautiful exterior decoration. The arches of the church are underscored by striking green-glazed plates.