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Nessebar Old Town, Bulgaria | by vic_burton
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Nessebar Old Town, Bulgaria

Nessebar (Несебър) is an ancient town with millennia-old history on a romantic rocky peninsula, connected to the mainland via a narrow isthmus. Valuable monuments from all stages of its long existence are preserved here: remnants of fortress walls from Roman times and the Middle Ages, old Byzantine and Bulgarian churches, antique 18th and 19th century houses. The greatest treasure of the town are the numerous churches.


The Old Town is only 850 m long and 350 m wide. During various periods of its existence, it has lost 1/3 of its territory, eaten away by the sea.


Nessebar is the historic treasury of Bulgaria and in 1956 it was declared and recognized as museum city – archaeological and architectural reservation.

Today the old part of the town is an attractive place for romantic walks along the narrow cobbled streets, among the little shops offering hand crafted souvenirs – pottery, crocheting, and jewelry. The wonderful ancient ambiance is the background for an unforgettable holiday opportunity.

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Taken on May 22, 2013