Bulgaria Sights

Nessebar Old Town

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Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

There are several ancient towns scattered along Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast, but few would argue with Nessebar's claim to be the highlight. One of the oldest settlements in Europe, it can trace its origins back more than two and a half millennia to the time of the Thracians and Ancient Greece. Its strategic appeal through the ages is immediately apparent: it sits on a rocky peninsula—half a mile long and 300 yards wide—connected to the mainland only by a very narrow isthmus, making it easily to defend. Today the entire town is preserved as a 'museum city', and its twisting maze of narrow cobbled streets is an endlessly fascinating place to wander. They are filled with historical monuments from every stage of its development—remnants of Roman walls, old Byzantine and Orthodox churches, and hundreds of old houses.

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Nessebar, n/a Bulgaria, Bulgaria

Published 05/04/2017


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Apr 13, 2016

An ancient place

Love Nessebar! The Old Town of part of the UNESCO World Heritage and this is for a good reason. There are numerous ancient buildings that will make you fall in love with this city! There are many art galleries in the city as well.

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