In the Municipality of Nessebar
Municipality of Nessebar is a cross point of many civilizations and old aged cultures.
Nessebar’s Peninsula – the ancient Messambria has been settled before more than three-thousand years, at the end of the Bronze Age. The ancient Thracians has been called the settlement Melsabria, which means the town of Melsa – its legendary founder.
Archaeological excavations on the Nessebar peninsula and its territorial waters over the past four decades discovered rich collections of significant cultural monuments, illustrationg the history of ancient Messambria and mediaval Nessebar. Most of them are axhibited at the Archaeological Museum of Nessebar.
Please visit the www.ancient-nessebar.org
Ethnographic Museum - Moskoyani House
The Moskoyani House is one of the most interesting Renaissance monuments - a typical example of Nessebar residental architecture from the late period of the Bulgarian Renaissance.
The sea was a natural, but not the only barrier against enemy attacks on Nessebar. Over the town's many centuries of existence, fortress systems were erected many times, making the peninsula unassailable.
After the excavations subsequent restoration and conservation, the still existing parts of the fortifications system became the most imposing monuments of the past.
The Therms (baths) in Nessebar are located in the lowest part of the North shore of the peninsula, to the North of the St. John the Baptist church. About 2/3 of their area are studied - the antechamber, the center hall and caldariums with pools. The rest remains buried under the modern buildings. They were supplied with water via underground passage sewers.
Houses of the National Revival Period
The wooden house built in late 18th and early 19th century are most numerous and best preserved monuments from the Bulgarian National Revival Period. With its original architecture, they reveal the development and significance of the Black Sea type of wooden house - an expression of the original creative genius of the Bulgarian builder.
The early Christian basilicas were among the first to be built after the Christianity was adopted as official religion throughout the Roman Empire in 313. Six such basilicas are known to have been built in Nessebar, of which only two are well preserved.
Please visit the Nessebar Archaelogical Museum's website for detailed information..