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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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A lovely Church in the Island

The most lovely building on Lake Bled island is a gothic church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. In ancient times, the island had a temple of the pagan goddess of love Ziva... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The most lovely building on Lake Bled island is a gothic church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. In ancient times, the island had a temple of the pagan goddess of love Ziva. The church came up in the 15th century with a chapel adorned with gothic frescoes and some remains can be still seen. The church is very popular... More 

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New Zealand
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

And yes, there is a toll you have to pay to get in and ring the bell... its 6EUR per adult, and that gets you into the church and up the neighbouring tower. Worth a look, not much else to do on the island so may as well :-)

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Ljubljana
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The only island in the lake...nice, small, empty church - lovely. Everybody should ring the bell and go up to the tower to see the pendulum clock. But for visiting the Island and the Church you must to pay.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The church on the island is lovely, you can ring the bell and go up to the tower to see the pendulum clock. It is about 6 euros to visit, so it felt like a lot to pay when I had to see it in a rush as the row boats only let you stay half an hour. So it... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I enjoyed the whole Pletna boat experience and the visit to the island and the church with the famous wishing bell and its history. It would be such a shame to miss it if you get to Bled it is an interesting place. You can also walk around the island and enjoy a drink in the cafe.

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

In full Renovation at this time, not all the art work are displayed, but still worth it, you get to ring the wish bell that is located in the middle of the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My best friend got married here in the summer, I had the pleasure of being maid of honour. The church was full with 86 of her closest friends :). Was stunning day on the island and a special place to get married. Unforgettable experience. x

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It's an interesting excursion to visit this church with the 'wishing' bell taking a ride on Lake Bled in a traditional wooden 'pletna' boat then climbing the 99 steps on this small island. This is a unique type of tourist activity.

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East Horsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Pull the Wishing Bell inside the church & make a wish. There is also 99 steps up the tower for good views

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Attard, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This Church is worth a visit on the way up to the castle. On some days a place is open just near it where they have an audio guide. We never managed to find the place open though so we didn't use it. I'd recommend a visit though on the way up to the castle.

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