Individual heritage sites

The results of the executed monitoring serve as background for the following positive assessment for the individual heritage sites:

  • Almost all excavated archaeological sites are accessible; most are with preserved authenticity, on some of them is executed conservation and restoration. New sites are also discovered, as the Necropolis of Messambria-Messemvria-Nessebar and single archaeological sites of the peninsula.

  • There is no irreversible violation in the authenticity and integrity of the medieval churches.

  • The best examples of vernacular architecture are preserved to a relatively high degree of authenticity and are in a relatively good state.

The following negative processes in the individual heritage sites are observed and determined:

  • The archaeological sites are threatened by slow physical destruction, caused by natural factors (weathering, erosion), by lack of regular conservation-restoration works or by law-quality interventions. Most often the environment around the sites is ill-kept, inadequately used or disturbed by shopping sites, infrastructure equipments, etc. In most cases the archaeological sites, in spite of their key importance for the outstanding universal value, are an unattractive sight. Underwater archaeology is insufficiently studied.

  • The valuable Medieval churches in general are in unsatisfactory physical state, as they are lacking both maintenance and conservation-restoration intervention. Their socialisation is ineffective, in a number of cases the architectural frame around the churches is disturbed, thus their contextual and compositional role is underestimated.

  • A part of the sites of the vernacular architecture, especially these with lower individual value, are lacking conservation intervention and maintenance and are seriously affected by physical damages or inharmonious changes. Inadequate interventions are held, that compromise their look: substitution of original materials and details, new extensions and superstructures, in some cases even entirely substituted heritage.

  • Modern information system is lacking that should distribute knowledge for the heritage sites to the general public.