St Stephens Church
St Stephens Church
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Svetlana, world traveler
Garstang, UK208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Amazing inside- with very old wall paintings. Church itself 10th century, but paintings are 15 th. Buy a combined tickets. Worth it. Students can have a half price discount, even it is not advertised.
Written June 6, 2019
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Angela S
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
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 it was cool on a hot day!
Written September 26, 2017
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John-Kaye5
Leeds, UK504 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
This Church which has been recently restored is one of the many found in Old Nessebar which is a World Heritage site. It is worth visiting for its external architecture but also for the magnificent frescoes and icons that cover the interior walls. There are over 200 hundred different compositions many are superb examples and make it a key place to visit in Bulgaria. A fascinating and human touch are the primitive boats scratched into the decorations obviously made by the many ancient fishermen who visited the church to ask for a safe voyage. It is surrounded by other Byzantine churches but this has to be the one to see if you only have a limited amount of time. You can pay for the individual entry or you can buy a multiple ticket for this and other churches and museums that are part of the Heritage site all with in easy walking distance. Because of the magnificent frescoes it is worth purchasing the ticket for photography. I took hundreds as it so unique.
Written April 29, 2015
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Likis
Helsinki, Finland228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Small and well preserved church (one of those dozen plus in this island). Magnificent wall paintings. History is really alive here.
Written July 4, 2019
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imeldabridgetc
County Meath, Ireland8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
This was definitely my favourite church to visit on my museum tickets it was breathtaking and the artwork stunning. Highly recommend
Written June 19, 2019
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RaynesMark
Wimbledon267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
Definately worth a visit, a beautifully decorated little church. Some of the murals must be very old indeed and somehow must have survived the years of Turkish occuptation. You can buy a pass to visit the many churches in Nessebar at the museum in the entrance to the town.
Written July 31, 2018
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MarcinBerlin
Edinburgh, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
One of several churches in Nessebar, it is very well restored and presents both the original 11th century stone-and-bricks walls and more recent (18th century) multi-coloured frescos in the narthex. Surrounded by a spacious courtyard turned into an open-air exhibit of excavated stone fragments with Greek (and Arabic) inscriptions, it takes you way back in the midst of the busy commercialised old town. Worth a short but inspiring visit.
Written July 3, 2015
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tinkle_24
Northampton, UK1,773 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Not a big interior but walls covered with well preserved frescoes. Need to examine each mural closely and often there is a story behind the fresco. Beautiful exterior too. Friendly ticket seller.
Written June 27, 2023
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PBTravelstheWorld
Lynden, WA391 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Wonderful frescoes that cover almost every inch of wall space! If you can read about the paintings theme of Mother of God before you visit you will have an easier time understanding the stories depicted. I spent over an hour inside working though several of the stories and saints.
Written August 31, 2020
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James A
London, UK267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Hats off and shoulders covered to enter. This place has strong history involving a tree that once stood here. I won't give it all away though. It's full of Byzantine style icons with saints and trinkets. Candles are lit for the souls who have passed on and I believe it might be the only fully functioning place of worpship on the island, I could be wrong. It's a stunning place to visit for a while if you're on the island and even if you're not religeous.
Written September 28, 2019
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