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Church of the Assumption

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Address: Bled Island, Bled, Slovenia
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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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Church of the Assumption

Lovely peacfull site, take your time, have a sit down and take it all in, well worth a visit.The windows are stunning as is the roof.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2016
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This iconic church is in all of the photos of lake Bled. Reach the island by a traditional boat. Ring the bell 3 times and make a wish.....

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Baroque Church of Assumpition lies in the island of lake Bled. Gothic frescos around the presbyterium and rich baroque equipment with the wishing bell. It is very popular for the weddings. Traditionally the groom has to carry his bride up the 99 steps on the day of their wedding. Before ringing the bell, they making a wish inside the church.

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Thank Barbara M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expensive for a family of 6 after the €14 per person boat ride to the island. Should really be included in the organised trip boat price. Very beautiful. Informative display about how clock works in tower.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Lovely peacfull site, take your time, have a sit down and take it all in, well worth a visit.The windows are stunning as is the roof.

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

A small church with a relatively high (6 euro) entry price (compared to other much more impressive churches we visited in the region. Photography is permitted and you can ring the bell if you wish. View from the water is good. Although the pletna boat ride is heavily promoted as the traditional way to get to the island, try to... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

You have to reach the church by small boat, it is a short trip but nice to have the view from the water. The Island is pretty and the church is small but has an interesting history and a small museum. It is less than an hour time commitment but worth the trip.

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Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

The bell of the Assumption Church in Bled Island, attracts not only Christians but all people from around the world with or without any belief... In fact, it is a very well sample of cultural preservation and cleverly planned Slovenian tourism!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

We didn't pay to go inside, but the window at the back of the church gave us a great view of the altar, beautiful!

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The entrance fee is now silly. It used to be reasonable but the church seems set to charge too high a price that before long people will be put off going in. That will be a pity but we paid 5.50€ per head.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Indeed go inside and see the beautiful layout and pray peacefully in idyllic surroundings.There is a bell with a rope, and one must make a wish and one or a couple can ring it three times and make a wish. It is said that your wish will be granted !! Really super place. A must see place.

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