Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Maria, Bled

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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  • Mandatory inspection point on the island, where nothing else and no. The monopoly of this attraction, of course, leads to having to buy a ticket, though many other churches of Slovenia for admission does not require. There are a couple of old frescoes, and the Bell rope, in which calls can be made for your pleasure. Near clock tower, worth visiting.
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  • £ rings of the bell brings your wishes to you - I guess your prayers - it was a lovely experience and I wold recommend  more »
  • Because of the need for extra tickets to enter, if you are going to the island to go into the church to look at each choice, because the name of the church may not come from its building, but the Church has a wish, it is said that three times the wish will be realized, remember to take a breath vertical downward lesbian Okinawan, left and right sway is not affect.
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  • 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!
  • An old church on the Bled island, good sightseeing and workable ancient bell .
  • This little island is pure paradise, with its gorgeous surrounding nature and attractive (&well-maintained) old church and fortress.
  • A must visit. Amazing views.
  • the only fun time i've gone to a church

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