Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria, Bled

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#7 of 19 in Historic Sites in Upper Carniola Region
Poised dramatically in a middle of the lake, Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria is famous for its 99 steps and its good-luck "wishing bell." The first stone church on the island was erected at the site of a pagan shrine dedicated to Slavic goddess of fertility in the 12th century. Damaged by an earthquake, the structure was restored in the Baroque style in the 17th century. Look for the remains of Gothic frescos and a 15th-century wooden statue of the Virgin Mary, which survived the earthquake. Many weddings take place on the island, and the ritual of the groom carrying the bride up the 99 steps before ringing the bell is considered good luck. Climb the bell tower to see the inner mechanisms of its clock and take in views of the lake and surrounding landscape. Use our Bled tour itinerary website to add Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria and other attractions to your Bled vacation plans.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Boats lined up, waiting for the incoming people lined entry and then hitting a church bell. Bell hanging on the line three times before pulling the paper rings wish said.
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  • August 8, 2017
    This individual church located at the Avon Centre on the small island. Outside the Church is not very special, next to the church there is a Clock towers. Special finish is most in need of the Church charged six 歐 into Gatwick serves, too 貴 person worth to pay.
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  • August 8, 2017
    First you pay 14 euros per person to you with a pletna to the island. There you need to enter another pay to the Church and to a cord to pull every call is replaced by the following. It feels a bit like tourists milking. Now yes, we have the children done (Church was 12 euro for our family I thought), but a "must do" I would not call it anyway.
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  • May 13, 2017
    Its a good place to be in an island. 4euro entry fee for you to be able to ring the bell or go inside! 14euro for the boat ride! 1hour & you must go back again!
  • May 12, 2017
    This little island is pure paradise, with its gorgeous surrounding nature and attractive (&well-maintained) old church and fortress.
  • August 5, 2017
    A must visit. Amazing views.
  • August 19, 2017
    Beautiful island, €6 to enter the church
  • June 24, 2017
    the only fun time i've gone to a church

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Romantic landscapes and no shortage of fine lodging options make Bled one of Slovenia's top tourist destinations. The town's luxurious hotels sit right on the shores of its eponymous lake, providing elegantly furnished rooms loaded with modern amenities, as well as sweeping views of the water and the surrounding area. For a more budget-friendly option, check out the town's mid-range hotels and family-run hostels, which provide friendly service and tidy rooms a walk away from the city's major sights.
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