St Stephens Church, Nessebar

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Walk through centuries of artistic and religious history at St Stephens Church, a World Heritage Site on the coast of the Black Sea. The eastern (and oldest) part of the small three-nave basilica dates from the 11th century, while murals of over 1,000 New Testament figures were added in the 16th and 18th centuries. Later, organizations and the government renovated the church in order to preserve its iconography, carved bishop's throne, and a pulpit. Take time to study the well-preserved interior frescoes, rare examples of wall art of central Europe. Plan to visit St Stephens Church and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Nessebar attractions using our Nessebar trip planning app .
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  • The Church of St. Stephen or the "New Metropolis" was built in the 7th-8th century. In the sixteenth century extended to the west and the eighteenth century was added the narthex. The church is a three-aisled basilica. The church was built of boulders and bricks. In its construction there are many architectural elements-cornlilies, capitals, reliefs which were taken from earlier Christian buildings. Originally the name of the church was the Church of the Virgin Mary. Therefore, the murals are thematically related to the life of the mother of God. The Iconostasis, the bishop's throne and the carved pulpit from the late eighteenth century are preserved in the church's original style.
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