Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria, Bled

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 220+ 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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  • Both times I've been in Bled was at conferences and just visited the Church at the end of the afternoon, almost overnight. Loved it both times, the crossing is made with a very peculiar boat is fast and enjoyable visit to the Church was exclusive to the Group and was well worth it. I feel bad for not having done the tour with light, should be even more wonderful.
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  • 40 minutes of free time I had a fellow rower to bled island and visited during that time. After the standard's Bell to Bell Tower climb is recommended. Was struggling to load code many people hold the ticket code, through the automatic ticket gate is at the entrance of the Bell Tower, and we haven't got valet.
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  • 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 mo...  read more »
  • The pletna trip is a treat and this island is so neat!
  • Iconic little church you have to see. It's usually quite crowded
  • It gets crowded during the summer, but it's still nice to see.
  • nice place... lovely!
  • Super!!!!!
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