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Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Bled Island Church) Tours

Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Bled Island Church)
While the romantic position of the lovely Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Bled Island Church) on a minuscule mound in the middle of Lake Bled is enough to attract thousands of visitors to it each year – it is one of Slovenia’s most popular wedding venues – it is also feted thanks to its internal ornamentation, 177‐foot (54‐meter) tower and dedication to the Virgin Mary. Starting out as a pagan temple many years before the advent of Christianity, the church has at various times been a small, wooden structure and a single‐aisle Gothic church, which was consecrated by the Bishop of Ljubljana in 1465. The freestanding bell tower appeared later in the same century and the church was reconstructed yet again in 1685 in its present Baroque style, with a deliciously OTT gilt‐encrusted altar and black marble and wood‐carved pulpits contrasting keenly with its serene white and cream aisles. Two legends surround the church: that men must carry their partners up the 99 steps of the 15th‐century stone staircase leading up to its entrance to ensure marital happiness; and that ringing the wishing bell – which dates from 1534 – on the left of the altar makes wishes come true. 
Address: Bled Island, Bled, Upper Carniola 4260, Slovenia
Hours: Apr & Oct 9am–6pm; May–Sept 9am–7pm; Nov–Mar 9am–4pm

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Bled, Postojna caves and Predjama castle - Winter day trip

Bled, Postojna caves and Predjama castle - Winter day trip

Pick up from your accommodation in Ljubljana at 8 AM. We make our way to the town of Bled where you will enjoy a boat ride to Bled island. On the island itself, you will have an amazing chance to admire the landscape and to make a wish in the Church of Assumption. After our return back to the mainland we spend some time in the surrounding area and admire Bled's uniqueness. As our morning slowly ends, we take a ride to Postojna cave where we discover the underground world, it's formations and little creatures called Proteus. For the last point of our day, we visit Predjama castle and get to know it's history and mystery. Drop off at your desired location in Ljubljana.
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Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary (Bled Island Church) hours of operation: Apr & Oct 9am–6pm; May–Sept 9am–7pm; Nov–Mar 9am–4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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