Lake Bled, a very romantic place in Slovenia

Although it is not the largest, nor the deepest, Lake Bled , about 50 kilometers from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, has become one of the most visited places in the country. It is almost on the border with Austria, and it is one of those special places that we should all be able to travel to at least once in our lives. The perfect destination if you are planning a romantic getaway as a couple.

Next to Lake Bled, there is the town of the same name. During the Middle Ages it had its importance, although today it goes unnoticed. It is the lake that monopolizes all the interest, for its beauty and the spectacular nature of its landscapes.

Bled castle, on a cliff

In the surroundings of the lake, in addition to mountains and lush forests, there are two monuments that you cannot miss if you approach these latitudes. It is the Bled Castle , the oldest in Slovenia, located by the lake on a 130-meter-high cliff. The interiors take you straight back to the Middle Ages, and the views are literally breathtaking, as impressive as they are. To get to the castle you can go up by car, or also by taking a walk of about 15 or 20 minutes from the town. Despite the steepness of the path, this seems to me the most recommended option, since it will be a pleasure to enjoy the surroundings.

A fairytale island

On the other hand, the Church of the Assumption is another monument of interest. It was built in the 15th century on a small island in the center of the lake, which you will have to reach by boat. Except in the colder months, when the lake freezes, there are always wooden boats that come and go from the island transporting tourists.