"The Old Metropolitan Church" Nesebar Things to Do Tip by viddra
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There used to be 40 mediaeval churches and chapels in Nesebar, but only few have survived. Among them is the Old Metropolitan Church (Starata Mitropoliya), from the 5th century, built on the ruins of the ancient temple to Apollo. The church was seriously damaged in the 6th century, but was restored in the 7th-8th century.
The locals used to call this church St Sophia.
Mediaeval burials in sarcophagi have been found here. Relics of saints were moved from this church to Venice in 1257.
In the 19th century the church stopped functioning and gradually became a ruin.
Directions: the heart of the old town
If you enter the town through the main gate, go down Messembria Street until you reach Mitropoliitska Street. It'll take you directly to this church.