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Nessebar houses

One of Nessebar`s typical narrow streets
One of Nessebar`s typical narrow streets

Houses with special charm, built during 18th - 19th centuries. They are of the Black Sea type, with stone basements, wooden staircases leading up to the living quarter with overhanging the lower round floor. They are faced with beams to protect the building from the humid salty air. Nessebur is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Nowadays there are more than 100 houses from the National Revival period in Nessebar. The traditional houses, some of which were built at the end of the XVIII century are fascinating.

The houses typically have two floors. The first floor is a thick stone building used for farm work. People stored their fishing, wine, craft equipment, as well as the wine butts. Sometimes there were separated rooms for servants and kitchen. A narrow abrupt staircase leaded towards the second floor. It is a wooden structure which juts out over the first floor, like a bay-window. It is used as the living area. The rich citizens allocated places for toilets and sinks. The houses were whitewashed inside. The woodcarving ceilings and the interior of Blagoy Pipinikov's house, of Ivan Markov, Ivan Tulev,Vassil Lambrinov's houses evoke a great interest. Outside the walls were covered with wood to protect them from the wind. Wooden consoles, outlined on the stone construction of the first floor support the bow windows.

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