Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, Tolmin

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Built to commemorate the solders who died in the battles of World War I, Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit was designed by Austrian architect Remigius Geyling. Made of wood mostly, the church features engraved names of over 2,800 fallen soldiers. To reach the building, you'll have to go up a narrow gravel road--not for the faint hearted. Arrange to visit Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit and other attractions in Tolmin using our Tolmin online trip maker.
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  • This can be a little tricky to get to, but it is entirely worth the effort. I'd been on the fence about going as I was trying to fit a lot of sightseeing into a small amount of time, and I'm so glad.....  more »
  • This is special place in the nature. Peaceful. Nice church and view. The guide given good and interested information about this church and 1. world war. Way by car is a little "crazy" - the road.....  more »
  • We tried driving up here and it was a pretty harrowing experience. We're well traveled (20 countries and counting) We didn't make it to the top of this road because about 1 kilometer in the road...  more »
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  • Beautiful and fascinating church, in the Secessionist (art nouveau) style. Knowledgeable guide shared stories about the hardships faced by the soldiers and their yearning for peace. The final 5km of the drive from Tolmin is on a single track dirt road, with steep drops. The walk from the car park to the church is around 800m along a steep but well surfaced path. 4€ entry.
  • Very impressive place. Great view over the valley too. Even though you need some strong nerves to get there by car.
  • Its a nice place but i wonder if its worth the effort. Its a 20 minute drive from tolmin, with the roads being very narrow and winding. Followed by a steep walk uphill for about 1km. But the church is very pretty, with a very nice view.
  • Nice quiet place, nice view....😀
  • This memorial church in Javorca in Tolminka Valley is a unique 1st World War monument. It is dedicated to the fallen Austro-Hungarian soldiers who died in the area near Tolmin during the Isonzo Front. From March 1 to November 1, 1916, it was built by the soldiers of the 3rd Mountain Austro-Hungarian Brigade, who undertook work with great eagerness. The construction and preparation of the material involved over a thousand voluntary soldiers, among them many masters and craftsmen. The final image of the church reflects the skill and mastery of stonecutters, blacksmiths, carpenters, carpenters, roofers, painters, painters ... The design was made by the Viennese architect, scenographer and painter Remigius Geyling, who came to Posočje as a spearhead in a military skirt when the Lieutenant Geza Jablonszky was responsible for the execution of works.

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