Lake Bled, one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Slovenia

Posted on April 2, 2014 – 05:24 am

lago bledA beautiful image where you can see Lake Bled,Bled Castle and in the background,the Julian Alps

Lake Bled is situated in a place of extraordinary beauty that is able to awaken the senses of the most seasoned travelers,so it is a place that we must go with our camera ready to capture hundreds of snapshots.It is situated in the vicinity of the Slovenian town of Bled, a town of about 11, 000 inhabitants that bases much of its economy on tourism that comes to visit the lake.

The geographical location of Lake Bled leads to northwestern Slovenia ,right up to the Julian Alps.There is this glacial lake, whose waters lies the only natural island country.

Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary,on the island of Bled,with the stairway of 99 steps leading to its entrance

This island,known as the island of Bled, is one of the main attractions of the region,apart from the own lake or mountains and beautiful forests that surround it.Despite the small size of the island,the area hosts several buildings,stressing above all Pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary, dating from the fifteenth century.

This beautiful sanctuary is usually the place chosen by many Slovenes,mainly by indigenous to the region,to celebrate their wedding.The tradition to bring good luck to the couple that the groom carrying the bride to the church entrance,which is quite remarkable when you consider that this requires up a total of 99 steps.

Bled Castle is open to the public.Inside a museum and has a restaurant on site

Another attraction of the area is not located within the lake but in its vicinity,is the castle of Bled.This imposing fortress,on which there is certainty of their existence in the early years of the eleventh century,offers a privileged view of Lake Bled and its surroundings.His impressive bulk is anchored on the top of a cliff,at a height of 130 meters.lago bled isla

Bled Castle holds inside a museum with weapons,costumes,jewelry and other items of the past.It is open to the public and can be visited by tourists.Input prices to its interior range from 8 euros for adults up to 3.50 euros,to be paid by those under 14 years.

In this photograph can be clearly seen Bled Island,in the waters of the lake of the same name.It is the only natural island in Slovenia

If you have just write in your diary traveling to Lake Bled as one of your future destinations,be aware that you can easily reach the vicinity given its proximity to Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital,and even more so with the international airport of Ljubljana, from which it is separated only 35 miles away.

More information | Wikipedia and Bled Castle
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    Places you might go if u had a chance
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