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This 17th century church appears to float in the middle of the town's lake.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It costs €6 to enter but it was beautiful restored and clean. Great to sit reflect and take in the history of the building. The views from the top of the Bell tower were stunning.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dartmoor-pony
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Lake Bled, you feel obliged to visit the island, the boat companies know this. They charge you a lot of money for the short boat ride for you to spend an hour on the island, but of course you need to pay to get...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

Legend has it that the original bell for the 16th century church sunk to the bottom of the lake and the one it has now came from the Pope. I doubt he had to pay the steep 6 euro price (1 euro for children) entrance...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fluffymonkey
Reviewed October 18, 2018

We took a traditional Pletna boat to the island for a visit. Didn't count the 99 steps but certainly believe that there are that many steps. We were fortunate to visit in late September so there were not the crowds that invade during the summer...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Boat ride to the Church was grebridsat. You can ring the bells in the church tower. Beautiful small church with an interesting tradition of the groom carrying the bride up the 99 steps to the church for good luck!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Taking the gondola ride over from Lake Bled was enjoyable. The island was quite overrun with tourists and I would recommend to go early in the morning before the tour buses show up to get great views without all the people.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Eurobondgirl
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Pleasant but unspectacular interior. Enjoyed row over and icecream in courtyard. Quite busy. Bell ringing access a bit overpried.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GreenStoneman
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Lovely church in the middle of the island in the lake. Pay to go in. Lovely inside. Ring the bell 3 times to get your wish to come true!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lottelli
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Basically "the" highlight of this quaint little town is it's island. On Bled Island you'll find this quaint little church sitting atop everything else. To reach the church, one has to climb 99 steps which according to local lore, a groom will carry his bride...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jjflan
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Located on Bled island, one must travel by boat to the island. Boats leave regularly from the Bled docks. You can even ring the bell and climb the bell tower for a magnificent view. Many steps from the water up to the church.

Date of experience: September 2018
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SophieTombs
July 29, 2018|
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Response from Stefanie K | Reviewed this property |
Both the clock tower (92 steps with a wonderful view which was obstructed by scaffolding) and the church of the Assumption were undergoing renovations when I visited in June 2018. I did not include the photo of the altar... More
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5csandk
February 11, 2018|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe you would fit into a rowing boat. I don't remember seeing any life jackets. If you prefer, you can cross in a motorised boat, or a large gondala style boat instead. Not sure about child admission to church as... More
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ckrohrer
March 17, 2017|
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Response from redeco | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, access from the boat dock to the church is via 99 stone steps. This is the only access to the Church of the Assumption You can verify this info on Wheelchair World's Website
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red_gamer
Melbourne, Australia
Any other lakes in Europe with islands/churches on them? (3 Replies)
Hi, I'm writing a travel article on the Bay of Kotor. I want to start with a story about Our Lady of the Rock church near Perast. Does anyone know if any other European lake with a church built on a small island that is a good tourist attraction? I can only think of Lake Bled, Slovenia, with the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary. I'm after a church with a strong tradition or folklore.
April 27, 2012|
Response fromred_gamer|
Thanks! I was just in Dubrovnik too, but the ferry to Mljet had stopped for the end of the tourist season and I never got there. I'll check up on it.
applesandpearsLondon
London
Catholic Church in Chania and Palm Sunday (1 Replies)
Hi, does anyone know the mass times for Palm Sunday 9th April at the Catholic Church in Chania?Or where I can find them? Is there just the one Catholic Church in Chania, the Church of the Assumption? Many thanks for your help.
April 01, 2017|
red_gamer
Melbourne, Australia
Any other churches in the middle of lakes? (3 Replies)
Hi, I'm writing a travel article on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro. I want to start with a story about Our Lady of the Rock church in the Bay of Kotor near Perast. Does anyone know if any other European lake with a church built on a small island that is a good tourist attraction? I can only think of Lake Bled, Slovenia, with the Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary. I'm after a church with a strong tradition or folklore.
April 27, 2012|
Response fromMarjan|
On Corfu there's a famous church on the "Mouse island": The Church of Pantokrator This little typical Orthodox church with a round dome stands on the little islet of Pontikonisi (Island of Mice), right opposite the area of kanoni, and it is dedicated to the transfiguration of Christ.