Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria, Bled
(3.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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. Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Bled Edition.
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  • .... And then we didn't pay anything x enter this tiny and very white newly restored Church. A wedding favor! And in addition to hope to fulfil the dream in my heart by pulling on the Bell ... We were lucky enough to feel the harmony of organ and violins that romantically sang ... "With you, I will! ..." Creepy. An experience that is difficult to forget. I couldn't dream of a better birthday. Thanks my husband!
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  • 教堂坐落在布莱德湖,风景秀丽的湖心小岛上。是座哥特式尖顶,精巧别致的建筑。很多新人把这儿作为举行婚礼的殿堂。内有精美的壁画,尤其是祭坛,装饰得金碧辉煌,豪华气派,典型的巴洛克式艺术风格。 
  • Beautiful, light and small church at the top of the island of Bled, which feature a rope while pulling it makes a wish and the campaign should sound three times
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  • Little island is lovely. Don't bother buying a ticket to go inside the church u less you want to see the beautiful rococco altar etc. Otherwise the views are free.
  • The pletna trip is a treat and this island is so neat!
  • Amazing architecture!
  • It gets crowded during the summer, but it's still nice to see.
  • Iconic little church you have to see. It's usually quite crowded