Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled is a glacial lake in Slovenia. Located on the eastern edge of the Julian Alps, 55 kilometers from the center of the capital Ljubljana is one of the major tourist destinations of the country.

The banks of the lake are largely appointed. It is bordered on the east by the town of Bled, with its medieval castle (XI century) overlooking the lake on top of a cliff 130 meters. It is close to many hotels, including the former holiday residence of Tito transformed into a luxury hotel.

The lake is small in size, 2,120 meters long and 1,380 meters wide at most, to an area of ​​145 hectares. With a depth of up to 30 meters, it encircles the only island in the country, Blejski otok, known for its neo-gothic church in the fifteenth century built on a place of pagan worship of the early Slavs. Still found on the island of tombs from the ninth to the eleventh century.

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