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Worth looking inside, beautiful paintings, you do have to pay but if you only go in one church make... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Margaret B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Amazing colours.

We visited Nessbar and several churches while we were there. They are all different, some plain and... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Angela S
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Ulitsa Ribarska | Oposite St Stephans Hotel, Nessebar 8230, Bulgaria

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Worth looking inside, beautiful paintings, you do have to pay but if you only go in one church make it this one.

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We visited Nessbar and several churches while we were there. They are all different, some plain and some ornate. This one was particularly beautiful, painted with icons and Biblical pictures along the walls. The detail is fantastic and it was well worth the visit. Plus...More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This church we nearly missed - but it was stunning to see the paintings and light reflecting in to the church.

Thank griffiths586
Reviewed 21 August 2017

There is so much history here, with Idols (The Black Madonna) Healing areas and a beautiful an interior of any church I have ever seen. A must visit if in "Old Nesabar" :+)

Thank IanBullivant
Reviewed 17 August 2017

From outside it is hard to imagine the extent of the painted surfaces inside. There are better examples in Bulgaria e.g. bogana or Athanasius but this is almost as good as these. Well worth seeing

Thank Sean K
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church with wonderful wall paintings well worth a visit. The church is set in the middle of the town and is easy to find. It gets busy but worth the wait

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The ticket is 6 BGN and you can buy it from the entrance or from other attractions in Nessebar. The paintings inside the Church are well preserved and you should take your time to look closely and to them and to admire the details. Worth...More

1  Thank AlexTruta
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This is a very old church that dates back to the IXth or Xth century. Though it was not huge as compared to the other churches that I have visited but size did not matter. What matters was the peaceful atmosphere that I experienced and...More

1  Thank Filip B
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I'm not sure (as I haven't visited all the churches in Nessebar), but this one is looking the biggest, with some kind of a small churchyard. You have to pay about 6BGN/person to enter. There you can also buy a single ticket for visiting all...More

1  Thank yegorb306
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I wanted to visit this Church to view the intricate fresco's. I was excited to see the interiors. Very calm and beautiful. Worth visiting and spending time here.

1  Thank rickter9
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