One of the best preserved Bulgarian Medieval churches, which is a typical representative of the picturesque style in church architecture is the church “Christ Pantocrator” located in the center of Old Nessebar.
It was built in the XIII-XIV century and was designed in late Byzantine style. The Church of Christ Pantocrator is rectangular in plan, with two entrances – west and south and has a pronounced elongated proportions.
The monument impresses with its rich exterior decoration. A belt of high, concave arches runs along its entire length. Rows of typical for that time decoration of bowls and four-leaf clover. Ornate drum on the dome, equipped with 8 arched windows. Inside the walls are preserved traces of original frescoes that once covered them.
Today, the Church of Christ Pantocrator is used as an art gallery.
Location of the church “Christ Pantocrator” in Nessebar: