Along with the revival houses, many windmills were also built in Nessebar during the 19th century. The force of the strong winds that blow over the small picturesque peninsula nearly all year round was utilized very rationally by the local population. At present, three of those windmills have been preserved – one of them is located in the middle of the isthmus, another one - on the north coast of the peninsula, and the third one – at the beginning of the new part of the town.

There are 2 types of windmills. Some of them were built of stone and have a cylindrical shape. They are covered by a wooden conical roof. Others have a cylindrical stone ground floor, above which a wooden room with rectangular or square shape is situated. The roof is two-sloped. The large wooden vanes always face the direction with the strongest winds.

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