Victoria Palace Hotel & Spa
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... buildings. In some cases you could see where the cladding had fallen off and there were brick walls underneath. Not sure whether the original buildings would have been entirely wooden and the cladding is put onto modern buildings to look authentic. Anyway, it was very attractive and a nice place to wander around. A few galleries and gift shops, but we weren't tempted.
Found the the old defence wall (not too difficult as it runs around the outside of the town) and had a ...
The weather looks much better today thank goodness.
Good omlette for breakfast, and then set off to walk around Old and New Nessebar, the old town is out on this promontory across a causeway from the mainland and the new bit. And they are very different.
The old town is a World Heritage site and as such something of a showpiece. It's a maze of narrow cobbled streets and lots ...
... bit tricky to drive to and find our hotel because we a had to have a permit to drive into the old town, but once here, we have a lovely room with everything we need - except a kettle. I asked for one at reception. Response: 'Ve don't hev. Maybe restaurant hev hot vater.' (No smile). Gave up and bought a cup off tea in said restaurant where the only problems were the over vigilant owner making it difficult for me to eat the cake I had smuggled in ...
... From there we walked on to Sveti Georgi church; today is the Bulgarian St George's Day, a big deal in Bulgaria, so I thought there might be something special going on there in celebration. It was lunchtime, however, and I noticed a sign saying that it didn't re-open until 2pm, so we went off to search out some lunch instead.
Lunch was had at an Italian restaurant. The pizza was simple but absolutely fantastic - mine was definitely one of the best ...
... and we had enough time to look round all of it at a leisurely pace. We saw the famous Varna gold treasure (possibly the oldest worked gold in the world), very early Christian crosses, Thracian and Roman artifacts and statues, a large mosaic from the Episcopal Temple of Odessos (Roman Varna), the skeleton of a Copper Age 10/12-year-old child, some wonderful vividly coloured icons (some very old) and weapons and pottery from the Stone, Copper and Bronze Ages.