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Church of the Assumption

Bled Island, Bled, Slovenia
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Bled
Type: Religious Sites
Activities: Getting married
Description: This 17th century church appears to float in the middle of the town's lake.
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Leinster
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The trip over to the island on the pletna is lovely, €12 return is not too bad but to have to pay another €6 to ring the bell in the church is a little greedy... There is the obligatory gift shop, a fairly sparse coffee shop and lots of steps, in fact 99 to be exact. There is a nice... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Main place to visit here Small charge but helps maintain the church itself! Look a great inside well worth the payment might be lucky to see a wedding here! Beautiful island! Nice views

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We visited the island as a party of 40 plus .The bride and groom rang the bell first,we all followed .Afterwards we had a delicious reception on the island followed by photos.The pletnas took us back across the water a truly idyllic afternoon

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Aussie
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The churches in Bled have such wonderful history and this one on the pretty island in the middle of Lake Bled dates back to 1465. It has such beautiful dedication to Mary the Mother of Christ and the bell has been tolling since the 1500s. Even today you can hear the bells ring from around the shore of Lake Bled... More

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

6 Euro to visit a Church and you get to ring a bell. I think that says it all! Paying to visit a church just does not seem right to me. Donations yes, charge no!

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It was a chilly wet day when we arrived on Bled, the clouds were low and while still beautiful, it was not the way I had imagined it....nut, after we had tea and pastries, the clouds lifted and the sun came out so we went off to get a boat over to the island.....not cheap folks!! When you get top... More

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Cornwall,UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

You could visit the tiny island without going into the church, but what would be the point of going there? You get to ring the wishing bell and see the newly renovated clock tower so its just about worth the fee. Its an iconic part of Bled, and if you have taken the trouble to get to the island you... More

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The pletna boat over is really impressive. One guy rowed 18 people ALL the way over to the island. The least you can do is climb the 99 steps and make a wish. Really beautiful, like all of the things here in Bled.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

to reach this little church you have to climb 99 steps or follow the rather steep lane to the side of it. It contains fragmentary remains of 15th century frescoes and a wishing bell

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

People are kind and warm. Upon reaching the Church with 99 steps going up, a kind lady offered me water and seat promptly because I was trying to catch my breath.

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