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Address: Bled Island, Bled, Slovenia
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Activities: Getting married
Description: This 17th century church appears to float in the middle of the town's lake.
This 17th century church appears to float in the middle of the town's lake.
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We visited the island in July and took the Pletna boat over from the far side of the lake. The climb to the bell tower is worth doing for the views over the lake and the church is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Just a bell which everone inside can ring, no other attraction than that, just keep ringing the bell all day long.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I was here almost 30 years ago, and could hardly believe my eyes at how this magical place is being restored. The sacred spaces are being respectfully and lovingly preserved, and the rest of the island is becoming a miniature modern playground. Wow!

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pontypridd
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We visited the island in July and took the Pletna boat over from the far side of the lake. The climb to the bell tower is worth doing for the views over the lake and the church is a must to ring the bell. Our only criticism would be that when you take the Pletna, you only get half an... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

There is a separate cost to enter the church. Unless you have some lifelong dream or ringing a church bell or are a big European church buff - I would save my money.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were not impressed. The entrance fee of $6 to go inside the church and the tower is not worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

... beautiful to look at from afar, the interior of the church is nice and nothing extraordinary although the rope in the aisle is quite unique. if you can ring the bell 3 times and make a wish, it may be granted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Of special interest is the "wishing bell" from 1534 in the upper roof beam above the church nave, by F. Patavina from Padova. According to the legend, a young widow Poliksena once lived at the Bled Castle, who had a bell cast for the chapel on the island in memory of her husband. During the transport of the bell, a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We took a rowing boat out to island to browse around and ring the bell (which, if you ring it three times, apparently will make your wishes come true). The view of the island is better from the beaches of Lake Bled, but it's a nice and quick little excursion and the Bell Ringer ice cream served outside of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

My title pretty much sums it up. We didn't find the church too interesting, but it was still a pretty church. The clock tower is really what you pay for. The view from up there is great, you can get some pretty good pictures.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Take a putna boat out to the island and walk up the 90 steps and you will find a little piece of heaven. The church is small but has an interesting background. Ring the bell 3 times to make your wish come true. Another 90 steps up the clock tower gives you a history of telling the time. Go on... More 

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