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This 17th century church appears to float in the middle of the town's lake.
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Bled Island, Bled, Slovenia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank fluffymonkey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank jim c
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.

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.

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!

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

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.

Thank dunkami
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

There is not much to do at the Bled island, except to visit this church and the Bell Tower that has many steps. i was surprised to learn that entrance fee to visit this church and the Bell Tower is 6 euros. Did not climb...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Interesting place, but definitely agree that it was more hyped than it is. I'm Christian and I definitely love visiting quaint chapels/churches like this but I think the solemnity of the place is not there anymore due to commercialization. Everybody was there to ring the...More

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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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