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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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Well kept, beautiful church.

It was great to hear that this church is still in use now days. So many are just tourist attractions. Small, clean and well kept, this church has a few beautiful frescos and a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 18, 2016
Berenice L
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After you've already been gouged around 12 EUR to get to the island, you're then expected to fork out again to see the interior of the church. Not really worth it - after all, there are plenty of other churches in Eastern Europe (although admittedly not in such a picturesque setting). Looks good from the outside though.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

there were some workers with scaffolding inside but they didn't really block viewing any of the items to see, just not the nicest to have in part of the pictures. but i'm sure they won't be there too long. they do have a church bell you can ring if you have paid to enter in. that is pretty kewl as... More 

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Nelspruit, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

It was great to hear that this church is still in use now days. So many are just tourist attractions. Small, clean and well kept, this church has a few beautiful frescos and a golden altar. ring the bell three times if you can( very difficult) and your wish will come true, is what is believed by locals. Well worth... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

It is quite expensive to enter the church and tower, around 6 Euros. There are a few stone carvings to see on the way in, and the interior of the church is ornate, especially the altarpiece, but no more so than a number of churches around that you can visit for free. The bell tower is quite an easy climb... More 

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The entrance fee is pretty high but there is no other fee when you step in the island, so it's worth of paying. And that fee includes high Tower entrance. In the Tower is interestig exhibition about measurig Time.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

we paid 10 Euro to see this one room pictured here. There is a window out the back you can look in and see the exact same thing

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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